‘My heart has decided’ – Roger Federer reveals his plans for 2020
Roger Federer says that his ‘heart has decided’ that he will represent Switzerland in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 38-year-old’s scheduling has almost become a news sub-category of its own in recent years, but he appears to have committed early to his 2020 summer plans.
“I’ve been debating with my team for a few weeks now – months actually – what I should do in the summertime after Wimbledon and before the US Open,” Federer said at an event hosted by his sponsor Uniqlo.
“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.”
Federer would almost certainly qualify based on the current criteria, which says a player must have demonstrated ‘commitment to the Olympic Tennis Event and/or Davis Cup or Fed Cup: A player’s historical participation in one or both competitions.’
He has 70 Davis Cup matches under his belt in his career and played four consecutive Olympics before opting to miss the 2016 games, and has two silver medals to his name.
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