Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics ‘major goals’ for Roger Federer in 2021

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Roger Federer interview

He missed the Rio Games due to injury, but Roger Federer hopes to feature at this year’s Tokyo Olympics following his return from injury, although he admits being fully fit for Wimbledon is his first target.

After more than a year on the sidelines following two operations on his knee, the 20-time Grand Slam winner will make his long-awaited comeback at the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

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The 39-year-old admits that his first aim is to play at Wimbledon, which gets underway on 28 June, and if all goes according to plan then the Tokyo Games, which runs from 23 July to 8 August, is the next big target.

“Participation in the Olympics is part of my plan although my main goal was everything from today until Wimbledon, the tournament that precedes the Olympics,” Federer, who owns a doubles gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games and a silver medal from the singles at the 2012 London Games, told beIN Sports.

“I hope that I will be fully in (shape) by then and that questions about my knee will stop.

“The Olympics is a major goal for me… Unfortunately, I missed the Rio Olympics (in 2016) because of a left knee injury. I hope I will return to the Tokyo Olympics.”

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