Roger Federer's bad luck in 2016

Swiss superstar Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Mutua Madrid Open due to a back injury, the latest withdrawal in an injury-hit year so far for the tennis legend.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
2nd May 2016

article:2nd May 2016

During this year’s Australian Open, in which the 17-time Grand Slam winner reached the semi-finals, he revealed he had been suffering throughout with a bout of flu – an illness he carried over from his first event of the season in Brisbane.

And shortly after his last four defeat to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, the 34-year-old suffered a knee injury and was forced to undergo the knife for the first time in his career.

It meant he had to withdraw from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he was defending champion as well as Rotterdam, before he revealed he would not be fit to play at Indian Wells.

Returning from surgery, the seven-time Wimbledon champion travelled to Miami but soon confirmed he could not partake in the tournament due to a stomach virus.

Federer then reached the quarter-finals in Monte Carlo, before revealing his latest setback.


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GALLERY: Roger Federer’s unlucky 2016 season so far

Swiss superstar Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Mutua Madrid Open due to a back injury, the latest withdrawal in an injury-hit year so far for the tennis legend.

Madrid: Federer announces he has a back injury.

Madrid: Federer announces he has a back injury.

Miami: Swiss legend withdraws due to stomach virus.

Miami: Swiss legend withdraws due to stomach virus.

IW: Federer was not fit in time to play in Indian Wells.

IW: Federer was not fit in time to play in Indian Wells.

Dubai: Legend could not defend title he won in 2015.

Dubai: Legend could not defend title he won in 2015.

Brisbane: Lost final to Raonic whilst having flu-like illness

Brisbane: Lost final to Raonic whilst having flu-like illness