20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer will compete at his last Olympics in Tokyo and will be looking to win the only piece of silverware missing from his illustrious cabinet- an Olympic gold. Federer was out of action for more than a year due to a double knee surgery and made his return in Doha earlier this year.
But the results particularly didn’t come his way as he lost his second match. He then decided to play the two tournaments during the European Clay season- the Geneva Open and Roland Garros. He lost in his opening match at Geneva and withdrew from the French Open before his fourth round match citing because he wanted to be physically ready before the all-important grass season.
He then played the Noventi Open in Halle, where he is a 10-time Champion but bowed out of the Round of 16 to Felix Auger-Aliassime. He is now gunning for a record 9th title at the All England Club, Wimbledon after which he is set to represent Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics.
Federer will be seen in Switzerland’s traditional red clothing with small white stripes around the collar and sleeve. The t-shirt has an apple cut with visible double lined checks. It also has a Uniqlo symbol with a Swiss flag.
Roger Federer’s last chance for an Olympic Gold
This will be Federer’s fourth appearance at the Olympics. He missed the 2016 Rio Olympics but played at 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London. He bowed out of the second round of the Athens Olympics to Tomas Berdych despite being the top seed.
In the Beijing games, he was knocked out in the quarterfinals by James Blake but he managed to win a Doubles Gold with Stanislas Wawrinka. It was heartbreak yet again for the Swiss in 2012 as he lost to home favorite Andy Murray in the final and had to settle for a Silver medal.
So it is obvious that Federer is desperate for an Olympic gold and given he will turn 40 on the last day of the games, this will be his last realistic opportunity to win the gold.