Roger Federer Aiming for Gold at 2016 Rio Olympics

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 | 0


Following his runner-up finish at the prestigious Wimbledon Championships 2015, a keyed up Roger Federer has set his sight upon adding another feather to his illustrious cap. The Swiss is aiming to go for the gold at the next year’s Rio Olympics!

The 33-year-old said that what further propels him to try his luck at the Olympics is that something “special” always happens whenever he’s competed at the biggest sporting event.

“2016 Rio would be wonderful,” Federer was quoted as saying by BetsPlayer. “The first (Olympics) was in Sydney, I missed out on the bronze but met my wife; carried the (Switzerland) flag in Athens in 2004, carried the flag in Beijing on my birthday in 2008, won the gold there in doubles.

“(In) 2012, (I) made the finals and got silver there… so why not play one more Olympics and maybe do something else extraordinary because every time I did play something happened, so I can’t wait for that to come around as well,” he added, obliquely aiming for golden finish this time around.

Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, ended up with the silver medal at 2012 London Olympics after suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in the title-clash.

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