Federer Confirms Intention to Play in Next Summer’s Olympics

Roger Federer with Australian Open 2018 trophy. Photo by Sydney Low/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Swiss Tennis Star Roger Federer has confirmed that he will be participating in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The 20-time Grand Slam winner confirmed through his statement, “At the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again…”

“I’ve been debating with my team for a few weeks now, months actually, what I should do in the summer after Wimbledon and before the US Open…I carried the flag twice for Switzerland in Athens and Beijing, I’ve got a gold and a silver, and I would love to play again, so I’m very excited.”

While he appeared in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as London 2012, he missed out on the 2016 Rio Games due to an injury. Federer earned the Gold Medal in the 2008 doubles tournament alongside countryman Stan Wawrinka, however, he is yet to win gold in the single’s event.

The closest that Federer came to gold was in the London 2012 tournament when he won silver after losing the final to Andy Murray. Aside from this medal, the Swiss star came fourth in Sydney 2000, lost in the second round in Athens 2004, and reached the Beijing 2008 quarterfinals.

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