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Federer aiming for Olympic glory

Ian Horne in Tennis News 13 Jul 2012
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during a press interview session at Wimbledon on July 9, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Clive Rose/AFP/Getty Images)

Roger Federer has his sights set on the gold medal in the singles draw at this year’s London Olympics

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Roger Federer already has an Olympic gold to his name thanks to a successful partnership with Stanislas Wawrinka, but the singles title has eluded him so far. This year, with the competition being played on the lawns of Wimbledon, he’s eager to add the singles title to his collection.

“I do believe my situation has that little star next to it. Now the Olympic gold is a dream for me,” remarked Federer shortly after beating Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final. “I am now the Wimbledon champion that gives me even more confidence coming to the Olympics. Maybe in some ways it takes the pressure off the Olympics because I already did win at Wimbledon this year so that's a good thing.”

“Of course there is a lot of hype around me playing at the Olympics this year round. I believe I can handle the pressure but the Olympics is a different animal because you only do get an opportunity every four years. You hope to get the right draw, you hope to play the right matches, the right points at the right times. To win Olympic gold things need to all fall into place nicely.”

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