Tokyo Olympics 2020: Roger Federer says he will take decision on Games' participation in 'next few weeks'

Speaking ahead of the Laver Cup team competition he co-owns, Federer said he is very excited about the prospect of Tokyo.

The Associated Press September 17, 2019 21:51:24 IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Roger Federer says he will take decision on Games' participation in 'next few weeks'
  • Federer said on Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends on 12 July.

  • The week-long Olympic tournament starts on 25 July and ends a few days before his 39th birthday.

  • Speaking ahead of the Laver Cup team competition he co-owns, Federer said he is very excited about the prospect of Tokyo.

Geneva: Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Federer said on Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends on 12 July. The week-long Olympic tournament starts on 25 July and ends a few days before his 39th birthday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Roger Federer says he will take decision on Games participation in next few weeks

Federer said his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends on 12 July. AP

"I guess I'm going to be deciding on the Olympic Games in the next few weeks, hopefully in the next month or so," he said.

Speaking ahead of the Laver Cup team competition he co-owns, Federer said he is "very excited about the prospect" of Tokyo.

"I just have to see how is the family, how is my body doing," Federer said in an interview broadcast by Swiss public television.

Federer is a four-time Olympian. He met his wife at the 2000 Sydney Games and twice carried Switzerland's flag at opening ceremonies.

"It's been such a special event for me," he said.

Federer won doubles gold with Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in singles at the 2012 London Games, played at Wimbledon. He missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of injury.

To play in Tokyo, Federer would likely have to get a wild-card exemption from the International Tennis Federation. He has not played the required amount of Davis Cup games to be eligible by right.

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