Roger Federer, the 17 time Grand Slam champion, has pulled out of the French Open because he is not 100% recovered from a back injury. See what Federer had to say below on his Facebook page.
The last time Federer missed a Grand Slam tournament was the 1999 US Open. That sort of longevity is stunning but at his age he has to think about his season as a whole. Maybe he realizes his best chance at another Grand Slam won’t be at the French Open.
Federer has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, but only 1 has come at the French Open pic.twitter.com/2znUC6qeFb
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 19, 2016