Roger Federer To Play 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Roger Federer will go for gold in 2020. The Swiss star confirmed on Monday that he will compete for Switzerland at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“I've been debating with my team for a few weeks now, months actually, what I should do in the summer time (of 2020) after Wimbledon and before the US Open,” Federer said, according to the Olympic Channel.
“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.”
?ﾟﾇﾭ?ﾟﾇﾭ?ﾟﾇﾭ?ﾟﾇﾭ?ﾟﾇﾭ— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 14, 2019
This would be my 5th Olympic Games, I hope I will be healthy unlike Rio! Can’t wait Tokyo ?
Federer has played at four Olympics, winning the doubles gold medal with Stan Wawrinka at Beijing 2008 and taking silver in singles at London 2012 (l. to Murray). The 20-time major champion missed 2016 Rio because of injury and didn't medal at 2000 Sydney or 2004 Athens. Tennis begins in Tokyo on 25 July.
The 38-year-old is next scheduled to compete this season on the ATP Tour at his hometown event, the Swiss Indoors Basel, which begins Monday.
Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 8, 2019