Tokyo 2020 - 'I want to play' - Roger Federer to make decision on Games participation based on Wimbledon run
Roger Federer will wait until the last moment to make a decison on whether to compete at Tokyo 2020. The Swiss is yet to decide whether to travel to Japan next month and explained he was waiting to see how he performed at Wimbledon. “With age you have to be more selective. You can't play it all. I will know in a few weeks," he said.
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada during day 5 of the Noventi Open at OWL-Arena on June 16, 2021 in Halle, Germany.
"With the team we decided we're going to reassess the situation after Wimbledon because obviously if I play really good here or really bad, I think it has an impact on how everything might look in the summer," Federer told reporters at Wimbledon on Saturday.
Still my feeling is I would like to go to the Olympics. I would like to play as many tournaments as possible.
“But I think we decided now let's just get through Wimbledon, sit down as a team, and then decide where we go from there.
"I wish I could tell you more. In previous years it was definitely easier. At the moment things are not as simple as in the past.
“With age you have to be more selective. You can't play it all. I will know in a few weeks."
Federer has eight Wimbledon titles to his name – most recently in 2017 - and the Swiss is optimistic he can produce another memorable run in London.
"The good thing now looking back is I know it will not happen here because I'm ready, I'm excited, I'm pumped up," he said. "I know I can do so much better.