Roger Federer eyes London gold

World number three Roger Federer has set his sights on winning Olympic gold at next year’s London games.



The 30-year-old Swiss triumphed in the English capital yesterday by winning the ATP World Tour Finals and is looking for a successful return to the capital when the games come around next summer.



“I have been able to win six World Tour Finals and that is an amazing feeling,” said the 16-time grand slam champion.



“I know it is one of my greatest accomplishments and this was the strongest finish I have ever had in my career.”



Depending on fitness the Swiss should be in London on three occasions in 2012 for Wimbledon, the Olympics and the defence of his title at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena.



“I am looking forward to next year, coming back to London, hopefully on three occasions, and this is going to be a very important place to play good tennis. I hope to be healthy when the Olympics do come around,” he added.



A gold medal is the one major honour that has eluded Federer over his career.

Read more :
  • PSG held as David Beckham returns to scene of 1998 shame
    David Beckham returned to the scene of his infamous 1998 World Cup red card horror show on Sunday, but was unable to inspire his Paris Saint-Germain team to victory in a 2-2 draw with Saint...
  • France’s Simon a wreck after Monfils marathon
    MELBOURNE - Gilles Simon is going to give it his best shot but accepts that he will probably not beat Andy Murray at the Australian Open on Monday after wrecking his body in a four-hour, 43...
  • Bibat, Becierra tie Van der Valk at helm
    Michael Bibat and Dante Becierra came through with a pair of four-under 67s to catch opening day leader Guido Van der Valk at the helm for a one-stroke lead over unheralded Elmer Saban in t...
  • Webber to leave F1 at the end of season
    SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom: Mark Webber on Thursday confirmed what many close observers suspected when he announced that he will be leaving Red Bull and Formula One at the end of this seas...
  • SCOTT STARTS IN AUSTRALIAN TRIO FOR ONLY OPEN TUNEUP
    BETHESDA, Maryland: Masters champion Adam Scott will play alongside fellow Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman in the first and second rounds of the US PGA National, his final event bef...
  • Chappell falls short after flirting with a 59
    LA QUINTA, California - Unheralded American Kevin Chappell briefly raised hopes of shooting a magical 59 before he signed off with a sizzling 10-under-par 62 in the final round of the Human...
  • ROSE VICTORY INSPIRES ENGLISH GOLFERS
    ARDMORE, Pennsylvania: Justin Rose’s breakthrough win at the US Open could open the door for England’s golden generation of golfers to finally make their collective mark in the record books...
  • Prandelli mum on team for Malta qualifier
    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will leave the selection of his starting line-up for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Group B's bottom side Malta until the last minute. Before leaving fo...