This year, David Goffin won the trophy for the first time since 2017. After a series of failures in Antalya and Melbourne, the Belgian showed his best tennis in Montpellier, beating the Spaniard Bautista Agut in the final.
Very happy to lift the trophy in Montpellier🏆🙌🏻 It’s been a long and though way since the last one, that’s why this one means a lot to me. I would like to thank my team for the hard work we have done together 👊🏻 Thanks to the @OpenSuddeFrance for organizing a great event! 🙏🏻 #5 pic.twitter.com/YFec3xOYfS
— David Goffin (@David__Goffin) February 28, 2021
What has David lacked all these four years to win? Probably a good coach.
David Goffin’s current coach is Germain Gigounon
On November 25, David Goffin announced the start of cooperation with a new coach –Germain Gigounon
“It is a pleasure to introduce my new coach – Germain Gigounon. We have known each other for many years and have always loved tennis passionately. Happy to start a new season with him”David Goffin
Brief information about Germain Gigounon
Germain Gigounon is a Belgian coach who previously coached his other countryman Ysaline Bonaventure. As a professional tennis player, Gigounon won 9 ITF titles in singles and 13 in doubles.
In February 2021 he led David Goffin to victory at the Montpellier competition.
In July 2015, Germain Gigounon, after Roland Garros entered the main grid, was able to climb to 191 in the ATP rankings, which remained his best result in singles.
David Goffin’s past coaches
Cooperation with Thomas Johansson
At the beginning of November 2020, David Goffin told about the end of joint work with Swede Thomas Johansson.
“After two years of cooperation, we have come to a decision about its completion. Thank you to Thomas for everything he did for me.
We have experienced many highlights together. I wish him all the best for the future,” wrote Goffin.
Cooperation with Thierry Van Cleemput
In January 2019, after the defeat of Russian Daniil Medvedev in the third round of the Australian Open, David decided to stop working with his coach Thierry Van Cleemput with whom he had worked since 2014.
“At the end of my performance at the Australian Open, Thierry van Klimput and I made a joint decision to stop working together. We had many wonderful moments on and off the court, and I am very grateful to him for that. I wish him all the best for the future,” said Goffin.