It never rains but it pours for Roger Federer in 2016 as he's just announced his withdrawal from the Madrid Open due to a back injury. I heard on Twitter earlier today he had cancelled two practice sessions which wasn't a great sign and the Swiss made his withdrawal official in a press conference at the Manzanares Park Tennis Center this afternoon.
According to Roger it's a recurrence of the back injury which has intermittently affected him throughout his career. It's not as bad as the one sustained prior to the Davis Cup final (in his own words) so now he hopes to be fit for Roland Garros and will also play in Rome if he recovers in the next few days.
So another not so good news item to add onto the list for 2016 and after starting well in Australia Fed's season so far has been completely derailed. Knee, stomach bug and now back mean he's only played 3 tournaments and 13 matches.
What do you guys think of this latest setback? Can he make a speedy recovery? Let me know in the comments.