This was announced by Swiss on social media. “It has always been an honor and highlight of my career to play tennis on behalf of Switzerland during the Games. I have already started ‘rehabilitation’ so that I can return to the ATP Tour later in the season. I wish all the best to the entire Swiss team and will cheer you on at Home. Go to Switzerland.”
It will be his fifth post. Federer, who was recently knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals, won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics; In My Husband with Stan Wawrinka. Four years later, he won the silver medal in the singles. Then he lost in London in the final to Scotsman Andy Murray. Federer also withdrew from the 2016 Olympics.
The tennis tournament in Tokyo was already devalued before Federer was cancelled. Previously, Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal, among others, withdrew from the Games. Novak Djokovic, who won his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last Sunday, has admitted doubts about his participation. Missing Women Serena Williams and Simona Halep.
Federer returned to the tour in March of this year. He withdrew from Roland Garros last month to start the turf season in the best possible way. At Wimbledon he lost in the quarter-finals to Paul Hubert Hurkacz. “I have to carry myself. After Wimbledon we always sit down and talk about more plans. I need a few days for that now,” Federer said after losing his favorite Grand Slam tournament.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic tennis title went to Murray, who defeated Argentine Juan Martín del Potro in the final.
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