Roger Federer yesterday announced that he has pulled out of the 2016 French Open. This statement comes because he has not recovered from a back injury he had suffered earlier. This will bring an end to Roger Federer’s record streak of 65 consecutive Grand Slam appearances.
Federer announced this news on facebook stating,”I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open. I have been making steady progress with my overall fitness, but I am still not 100% and feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event before I am really ready. This decision was not easy to make, but I took it to ensure I could play the remainder of the season and help to extend the rest of my career. I remain as motivated and excited as ever and my plan is to achieve the highest level of fitness before returning to the ATP World Tour for the upcoming grass court season. I am sorry for my fans in Paris but I very much look forward to returning to Roland Garros in 2017.”
Roger Federer’s exit will now bring in Rafael Nadal into the top four standings and Novak Djokovic will hold the No. 1 position.