Roger Federer has confirmed that he will play at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Swiss champion will be participating at his fifth Olympic Games. He won a gold medal in doubles in Beijing 2008 and a singles silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
This decision means that he will have a busy summer. Federer will try to a win ninth Wimbledon title (June 29-July 12). The Swiss will then take a few weeks off before competing in Tokyo. The Olympics start on July 24th and end on August 9th. Later in August, he plans to compete at the US Open.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion commented his decision: “I’ve been debating with my team for a few weeks now, a month actually what I should do in the summertime after Wimbledon in terms of before the US Open.”
Federer then added: “At the end of the day, my heart decided I’d love to play the Olympic Games again.”
An Olympic gold medal in singles is the only big title eluding from the Swiss maestro’s huge trophy cabinet.
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