Tokyo Olympics: Tennis legend Roger Federer to lead Switzerland team in Tokyo Olympics: Roger Federer has been selected by Swiss Tennis to represent his country at Tokyo 2020, taking place in 2021.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is currently playing at Wimbledon, taking on Lorenzo Sonego in the round of 16 today (5 July). Sonego will also be in Japan for the Summer Games, representing Italy.
The 39-year-old, who turns 40 the day the Games finish, won gold in doubles with partner Stan Wawrinka at Beijing 2008, and silver at London 2012 when he was beaten by Team GB’s Andy Murray. Federer missed Rio 2016 due to a knee injury.
Tokyo Olympics: Tennis legend Roger Federer to lead Switzerland team in Tokyo Olympics
Federer is the only representative for the Swiss men’s team. The women’s team features Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic, who are playing in the singles and doubles.
The tennis event at Tokyo 2020 starts on Saturday 24 July and finishes Sunday 1 August. It comprises men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.