Roger Federer reveals he will play at Tokyo Olympics in 2020


Federer is third in the world rankings, while Nadal and Djokovic won all four Grand Slams between them this year.

Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision. He chose this day to confirm officially that he will continue on and play the 2020 Summer Olympics in ...

"I've been debating with my team for a few weeks now, months actually, what I should do in the summer after Wimbledon and before the US Open [in 2020]".

"At the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again", Federer said.

The UNIQLO exho was to have co-starred stablemate Kei Nishikori.

Federer, 38, missed Rio 2016 through injury and had been indecisive over whether he should travel to Japan next year to represent Switzerland.

The Olympics also hold sentimental value for him - he met his future wife, Mirka Federer, in Sydney in his first Olympic appearance.

The Swiss already won the gold medal in doubles, along with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka in Beijing 2008 and the silver medal in singles in 2012, in London, when he gave in to the British Andy Murray in the All England Club in the last match of the tournament.

Federer refused to get ahead of himself and start dreaming of gold, but he admitted another Olympic medal would look good on his resume. The tennis competition begins two weeks after Wimbledon and finishes four weeks prior to the U.S. Open.

"I am very popular in my country and I know people would love to see me at the Olympics and go for a medal". I just figured it was an organic place to do that.

"I'll try to be ready for the Tokyo Olympics in great shape", the Serb told reporters. We did a lot of traveling last year so we cooled things down a little bit this year, but she was insane excited to go back to Japan, and she knows what the Olympics means to me'.

"I'd like to reach the final and go further than in Beijing".