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Confirmed: Roger Federer to play at Tokyo 2020

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his quarter final loss to Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 11, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

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Roger Federer has been selected to represent his country in the men’s singles tennis tournament at his third Olympic Games, the Swiss Olympic Association has informed.

Federer, who is currently playing at Wimbledone, taking on Lorenzo Sonego in the round of 16 today (5th July), will be looking for winning his first single gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics which start on July 23.

The 39-year-old won gold in doubles with Stan Wawrinka at Beijing 2008, then a silver medal at London 2012, but, unfortunately, missed Rio 2016 due to a knee injury.

The tennis event at Tokyo Olympics will start on July 24 and finish on August 1. It’s consisted of men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

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