The swiss Roger Federer will play his fifth Olympic Video games in Tokyo, as confirmed by the Swiss Olympic Committee on Monday. The Basel tennis participant, who had his Olympic baptism in Sydney 2000 (the place he met his spouse), has a gold medal in Beijing 2008 in the doubles with Stan Wawrinka and the silver of London 2012, when he misplaced the particular person ultimate towards Scotsman Andy Murray.
Federer, who has solely performed 4 tournaments this season after greater than a 12 months out of labor and two knee surgical procedures, he’s taking part in at Wimbledon this week, the place he aspires this Monday to be the oldest tennis participant to succeed in the quarterfinals at the All England Membership. To do that, he must overcome Italian Lorenzo Sonego in his spherical of 16 match.
An excellent excessive amongst so many lows
Federer’s participation in the Olympic occasion comes after himas resignations of different tennis gamers like Rafael Nadal, who has not been to London both, and Serena Williams, who introduced earlier than getting injured at Wimbledon that she wouldn’t be in Tokyo. Roger was already absent from the final Video games in Rio de Janeiro, on account of a knee damage whereas taking part in Wimbledon.
At the finish of the Olympic match, which begins on July 23 on cement, Federer shall be one week away from his 40th birthday. The defending champion shall be Andy Murray, who has gained the final two singles gold medals.
Postcard of an Olympic Federer in London 2012.
Olympic Switzerland in Tokyo
A complete of 116 athletes, the largest delegation since Los Angeles 1984, will compete below the Swiss flag at the Tokyo 2020 Video games, together with tennis legend Roger Federer, as confirmed at a press convention by the Swiss Olympic Committee.
Federer, together with Viktorija Golubic and Belinda Bencic, will symbolize Swiss tennis at the Video games, that are held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8.
The Swiss delegation had already designated 103 athletes labeled in numerous sports activities and this Monday introduced the final chosen in tennis, horse using and swimming, sports activities all of that are seen with aspirations to medals.
The Swiss convey eleven extra athletes to the Tokyo Video games than in Rio 2016, the place they gained seven medals, three of them gold, a model that at the least they hope to match on this new version.
“We’d have preferred to set ourselves a extra bold purpose, however in view of the final 15 months of difficulties that we’ve got all had, and which have proven us the actual priorities, it’s extra truthful to hunt at the least to match the 2016 medals,” stated the chief. of the group, Ralph Stöckli, throughout the presentation.