Federer to miss Rio Olympics

He returned to action at the Monte-Carlo Masters in April, but injured his back during practice at the Madrid Open in May and eventually withdrew from the French Open as well, the first time since the 2000 Australian Open that he did not participate in a Grand Slam tournament.


Federer’s back injury woes goes to as far back as 2008, but the first year he failed to win a single major Grand Slam title was 2013.