Roger Federer and Martina Hingis Favorites to Win Gold Medal at Rio Olympics: Sania Mirza

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 | 0


The legendary Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Martina Hingis will be the absolute favorites to clinch the gold medal at the next year’s Rio Olympics 2016, believes top-ranked doubles player Sania Mirza, who herself will be one of the top contenders in the mixed doubles event.

Mirza, who joined forces with Hingis this season to win 9 titles with an incredible 55-7 record in 2015, said that the Swiss pairing will perhaps be the best team on paper, although she asserted her longing to bag the yellow metal along with her yet-to-be-decided partner.

“Obviously they’re going to be the favorite for gold,” Mirza was quoted as saying by Sport360. “I say that with all due respect to my partnership with whomever I’m playing with and to everyone, but on paper they’re probably going to be the best team and the team that everyone is going to go for, for the gold.

“That’s not going to stop us from trying to get that gold. It will be a lot of fun to play against them,” she added.

In encore of the 2012 London Olympics dilemma, Mirza is once again puzzled to choose either Rohan Bopanna or Leander Paes as her partner. The tennis world, however, is envisaging the former to be her possible associate for the sport’s mega-event.



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