The Swiss veteran Roger Federer is all set to perform in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 starting from July 24th till August 9th next year. This happened when the current third-ranked tennis star has recently shared the news with his fans that he will be participating in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
While confirming the big news, the 38-year-old legendary player quoted on BBC, “At the end of the day, my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again. 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”. World No. 3 tennis star was a bit confused about what he should do in the summer after Wimbledon 2019 and before the Grand Slam event US Open and finally, he made up his mind to play Olympics 2020.
If Federer is going to play in the upcoming Olympics 2020 in Tokyo then it will be a treat to watch for all his fans. However, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has never won any Olympic singles title so far but this time he looks more confident about his performance in the forthcoming tournament. He settled down with a silver in London Olympics 2012 after losing to star player Andy Murray of Great Britain. However, in Rio Olympics 2016, the Swiss maestro failed to participate in the prestigious event due to severe injury.
The only time he won a gold medal in the Olympics was in 2008 at Beijing, China where he successfully sealed the finals and that too with Swiss mate Stan Wawrinka in the men’s doubles category. Since then he didn’t bag any gold in his kitty in the grand Olympics events.
Federer was last seen in action in the recently concluded Shanghai Masters 2019 where he went down against Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the enthralling quarterfinals. The German star handed a three-set defeat to the tennis great with a great margin of 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 3-6 at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, China. Though in the grand finale Zverev also lost his game to World no. 4, Daniil Medvedev of Russia by 4-6, 1-6 verdict.