Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

Roger Federer, to many the greatest tennis player of all time, has built a career based on being ice cool when the heat is on but even the great Swiss couldn't control his temper during a topsy turvy match in the quarter finals of the Shanghai Open as he went down in 3 sets to German star Alexander Zverev. He chose this day to confirm officially that he will continue on and play the 2020 Summer Olympics in ...

Roger Federer says the opportunity to win the elusive gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games is not the only motivation for entering the event.

The UNIQLO exho was to have co-starred stablemate Kei Nishikori.

The men's singles gold-medal match in Tokyo is scheduled for August 2, four weeks before the US Open starts in NY.

"I am very popular in my country and I know people would love to see me at the Olympics and go for a medal". He also has twice carried the Swiss flag in Olympic opening ceremonies before declining the honor in 2012.

Federer will require an exemption to compete in Tokyo as he is yet to play in the Davis Cup for Switzerland in the current Olympic cycle that began after the Rio Olympics in 2016. "Figuring out the U.S. Open, what do with the clay (Roland Garros), what to do with the grass (Wimbledon) and just how that all lines up".

Federer teamed up with Stan Wawrinka to claim doubles gold at Beijing 2008, and four years later he won silver at London 2012 after losing to Andy Murray in the final.

He added: 'We met at the Olympics back in 2000 - we kissed there for the very first time and every Olympics after that was very special and it did hurt me a lot when I missed Rio because of my knee issues in '16'.

"I just figured it was an organic place to do that", he said, "so I am very happy to announce it here".

"I'll try to be ready for the Tokyo Olympics in great shape", the Serb told reporters. I live in Switzerland, I spend most of my time there, I will live there, my kids will go to school there.

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