Roger Federer announced that he will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in hopes of achieving the singles gold medal, the only major title he is missing.
“I have debated with my team for several weeks, even months, what I should do in the summer of 2020, after Wimbledon and before the US Open. In the end my heart tells me to play the Olympics again, “he declared at an exhibition by one of his sponsors.
The 38-year-old Swiss legend won Olympic gold in doubles with Stan Wawrinka in Beijing-2008 and silver in singles in London-2012, where he lost in the final to Andy Murray. He did not participate in Rio-2016.
Current world No. 3, Federer holds the record for weeks as No. 1 (310), as well as the record for Grand Slams (20). He has also won the Masters six times, which brings together the eight best players of the season at the end of the year.
His great opponents in this golden age of tennis, Novak Djokovic (N.1) and Rafael Nadal (N.2), have already announced their intention to be in the Japanese capital for the Games. AFP