Goodall returns to the British Davis Cup side as Great Britain aim to pull off a shock win over Belgium this weekend despite being serious underdogs for the tie. The past week or so has seen a serious downturn in their chances.
First Andy Murray pulled out as he wants to spend time honing his clay-court game ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters and then GB no 2 James Ward woke up with a back spasm a couple of days ago meaning that world number 253 Goodall is in the side.
"It's bad luck for James, but a great opportunity for me," Goodall said. "I'm in good form, and I know from previous experience what a great atmosphere you get at the Braehead Arena for a Davis Cup tie, so I can't wait."
It's a decent chance for Goodall but he faces an uphill battle against world number 68 Darcis, a man who's won ATP titles in the past. Goodall has yet to show he can really compete against players of that class. He's been playing well in futures and won a title in Switzerland last week but he hasn't won a match at challenger level this year.
He qualified for the US Open a few years back but since then he's done little to show he's capable of breaking the top 100. GB will be hoping the home crowd can lift him to big things but the most likely result is a straight sets win for Darcis.