Written by Senior Tennis Editor Peter Gehr
Roger Federer: Olympics tennis gold medal a major career goal for the sixteen times Grand Slam champion. At 30 years of age, Federer realizes that although his illustrious career still continues, he admits that taking home a gold medal for Switzerland would be a “dream come true” for him.
The world No. 3 remains firmly seated amongst the top men’s singles tennis stars, and his performance at the end of 2011 showed tennis fans and critics, that the Swiss sensation was not about to quit his game. With his mental game firmly intact, and continued confidence in his ability, Federer strives to carry the Swiss flag one more time to compete for the coveted Olympic prize.
Roger Federer: Olympics Tennis Gold Medal a Major Career Goal
Switzerland’s Roger Federer has earmarked success at the 2012 London Olympics as a major goal of his this year.
The 16-time grand slam winner has not won a major since claiming the 2010 Australian Open title.
“It (the Olympics) is a big priority, I mean I think for 99 per cent of the players. Maybe some are happy to skip it and just prepare for the US Open,” Federer said.
“That’s not me, I’ve played all the Olympics I could play, this is my fourth one already, so I’ve been around the block for a while and I’ve carried the flag twice for Switzerland.”
“This is a chance of a lifetime, playing at Wimbledon for an Olympics, so I don’t know if I’ll ever see that again in my lifetime.”
“I hope to play my best tennis over there and it would be my dream come true to win Olympic gold. So we’ll see how it goes but I’m very excited.”
Federer won a gold medal in the doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but his best finish in the singles is fourth, which he achieved in Sydney in 2000. >Click here to visit the original source of this post
With over 1,000 games as a professional tennis player Roger Federer: Olympics tennis gold medal a major career goal and this remains as perhaps one of his last challenges. Federer’s inner game strength is astounding and this athlete remains mentally strong and confidence exudes from his disposition and in the words he speaks during interviews. With the ability still within his grip, the Olympic Games in London may represent the pinnacle of achievement for the legendary tennis star. It would be wonderful to see this eventuate for Federer, and not only Switzerland, but the entire world tennis community would rejoice to see an Olympic gold medal around his neck.