Federer reveals reasons for doubt about participation in 2020 Olympics


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Roger Federer has revealed that he is not thinking about participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it is too far down the line. He said his only goal right now is to stay fit after the harrowing period he had to go through in 2016.

The Swiss ace missed more than half a year due to a knee injury, but since his return in 2017, he has not looked back, winning nine titles, including three Grand Slams – two Australian Opens and Wimbledon. His latest win at Melbourne was his sixth Australian Open title which he won by defeating Marin Cilic in the finals.

he honor escaped him once again at Rio in 2016 after he had to pull out through injury. However, he is non-committal about taking part in 2020 as the event is still two years away.

It remains to be seen if Federer will look to match his archrival Rafael Nadal, who won gold in 2008 after beating Fernando Gonzalez in the finals.

“Tokyo is not in my head at all. If it happens and the moment comes, that’s great. But it’s not a goal that I’ve seen, such as the games in Rio 2016 or London 2012. After my injury, I do not want to think ahead for two-and-a-half years. But that I’ll play then… could be. It would be cool again,” Federer told German publication Noz.


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