Grigor Dimitrov takes over as player with longest active streak of Grand Slam main draw appearances ahead of Roland Garros

Consistency and being injury-free seem to have paid off for Grigor Dimitrov, as the Bulgarian now holds the streak for playing in the most Grand Slams in a row, even before the commencement of Roland Garros.

Dimitrov currently holds the longest active streak of men's main draw appearances at a Grand Slam event, with 45 consecutive appearances. Spain's Feliciano Lopez previously held the record at 79 consecutive events, while Italian veteran Andres Seppi was in second place with 66 straight Grand Slam events.

However, both men failed to qualify for this year's Roland Garros, leading to the end of both lengthy streaks. Lopez had contested the main draw at every Grand Slam event since the 2002 Roland Garros tournament, while Seppi had played at every Grand Slam since the 2005 Wimbledon Championships.

With both men failing to advance in the qualifiers for this year's French Open, Dimitrov will have the distinction of holding the longest active streak of appearing in consecutive Grand Slam events. The former World No.3 has had a decent 2022 season, reaching the semifinals in Monte Carlo. However, he has failed to progress past the third round in any event since, falling to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome.

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