World no 2 Roger Federer recently said that whenever he has been part of Olympic games something extraordinary has happened and aims to do something extraordinary next year as well.
The Swiss maestro said that “2016 in Rio will be wonderful. My first one was in Sydney (2000), where I missed out on the bronze, but met my wife – well, my girlfriend then, who is my wife today. I carried the flag in Athens in 2004, I carried the flag in Beijing on my birthday in 2008, and won the gold there in doubles.”
Olympic gold is the only one missing in Roger Federer’s lustrous career. Having won a record 17 grand slams and winning every grand slams at least once this is the only one which has been eluded in his career. However, Roger Federer managed to win Davis cup for the first time last year and the Swiss can hope to add the most prestigious olympic gold medal in his trophy cabinet at the Rio Olympics 2016.
Federer added, “In 2012 I made the finals, and got the silver medal. So why not play one more Olympics and may be do something else extraordinary, because every time I have played in them, something has happened, so I can’t wait for that to come around as well.”
Federer missed a golden opportunity in the 2012 Olympic games who faced a red hot Andy Murray who never gave away any chance to the Swiss to dictate play and emerged victorious. However, 2016 Olympics would be the last chance for Roger Federer to reign in Olympic games