Finally, Roger Federer will not be in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: At 39, the presence of the Swiss was highly anticipated in Japan, where he would be Novak Djokovic But not like that Rafael Nadal.
This was confirmed by the Helvetian himself on social networks: “During the grass court season, I have unfortunately experienced a discomfort with my knee, and I have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. I am very disappointed, as it has been a honor and a highlight of my career every time I have represented Switzerland. I have already started rehab hoping to get back on tour later this summer. I wish the whole Swiss team the best of luck. As always, Hopp Schwiz (come on switzerland)!
This was to be Federer’s fifth Olympic Game after Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. He was also unable to be present at Rio 2016 as he was recovering from another knee injury.
Federer played the Australian Games with his current wife, Mirka, and has two medals on his record: gold in 2008 with Stan Wawrinka and silver in 2012, in singles mode.