TENNIS - Roger Federer will meet Tobias Kamke in the second match at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Monday. This will signify the Swiss star’s 50th consecutive Grand Slam start, a run that started at the 2000 Australian Open. Federer will become the third player in Open era history to appear in the men’s singles tournament of 50 Slams in a row.
Federer will be appearing in his 52nd Grand Slam total (men’s singles). In 1999, he played at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, before falling in the qualifying rounds of the 1999 US Open, the last Grand Slam he missed.
Players appearing in men’s singles tournament of most successive Grand Slams
56 - Wayne Ferreira (RSA, 1991 Australian Open - 2004 US Open)
53 - Stefan Edberg (SWE, 1983 Wimbledon - 1996 US Open)
50 - Roger Federer (SUI, 2000 Australian Open - 2012 French Open)