Sport 'We'll see if it works and makes sense': Federer non-committal about playing 2020 Olympics before retirement

15:50  13 february  2018
15:50  13 february  2018 Source:   International Business Times

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Roger Federer will play till Tokyo Olympics 2020 ? But I'm not saying I have to play one more [ Olympics ] before I retire . We ' ll see if it works and makes sense ," Federer told The Guardian on the sidelines of his ATP 500 tournament campaign in Rotterdam.

First, and foremost, Federer ’s camp was non - committal when asked about it : Federer 's camp says best to wait and see on the Hingis Olympic mixed doubles story. Like “yeah, but we ’ ll talk about that later.”

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Roger Federer remained non-committal when questioned about his participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics suggesting that it was 'so far away' to make a decision now.

An Olympic gold in the tennis singles event is the only honour that has escaped the Swiss ace thus far. Apart from winning all the major men's singles honours on the professional tour, Federer has won two Olympic medals, a silver in the singles at the London 2012 games and the gold in the men's doubles category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Federer was keen to add the singles Olympic gold to his kitty of titles and made it one of his goals coming into the 2016 season. However, it was not to be after he aggravated a knee injury that he had sustained earlier in the season.

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Related: Ageless Federer outlasts rivals with 2020 Olympics a possible farewell | Kevin Mitchell. “If I’m still playing , great. But I’m not saying I have to play one more [ Olympics ] before I retire . We ’ ll see if it works and makes sense . I haven’t put it on the table.

Ageless Federer outlasts rivals with 2020 Olympics a possible farewell | Kevin Mitchell. If it happens, then it makes sense for me to go play , but it ’s too far away. I don’t know what happens then. We ’ ll see if it works and makes sense .

The 36-year-old ended his 2016 season after his Wimbledon campaign, which resulted in him skipping the games in Rio that summer. Federer has made an incredible comeback since his injury winning eight titles in just over 12 months and is on the verge of potentially becoming the world number one for the first time since 2012.

The 20-time men's singles Grand Slam champion has no plans to hand up his racket anytime soon, but admitted that he will not make a commitment at this point as he does not know if he will still be playing in two years' time.

"It's not like with Rio [in 2016], where it was really something I set myself as a goal," Federer told the Guardian.

"If I'm still playing, great. But I'm not saying I have to play one more [Olympics] before I retire. If it happens, then it makes sense for me to go play, but it's too far away.

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"I don't know what happens then. We'll see if it works and makes sense. I haven't put it on the table. It's not a discussion point, let's put it that way. When the time is right, I'll talk about it – and see how I feel in that year. When is it? 2020? It's so far away. There's no point to discuss it. Why not – it would be nice ... but I can't tell you for sure, or not for sure," the Swiss ace added remaining non-committal about his participation at the Tokyo games.

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Roger Federer has revealed the key reason why he is always motivated to win more tennis titles even though he is nearing the end of his career, according to a report on the Express. Federer said that it was his determination to keep working hard that has helped him to keep winning titles throughout his career. The Switzerland international won his sixth Australian Open last month to take his total tally of Grand Slam titles to 20, which has resulted in many pundits and players hailing him as the best ever tennis player. However, Federer has kept himself grounded and continues to work hard. He now has the chance to create history this month as he can become the world’s oldest ever world number one. He currently sits behind Spaniard Rafael Nadal but if Federer reaches the semi-final of the Rotterdam Open, then he will overtake him into first place. Federer said: “I think, always wanting to improve as a player, you know, trying to find new ways to make it exciting for myself.” “Playing on a big stage, honestly, that’s the fun part so that is very motivating in itself.” “And then I can play for world number one or for titles, I mean, at the end of the day winning never gets boring, to be honest.” Federer will play his opening match of the Rotterdam Open today and is the favourite to lift the trophy after compatriot Stan Wawrinka fell to a shock defeat in the opening round.

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