Roger Federer “super excited” by Olympic Games

Roger Federer has admitted that he cannot wait to compete in the Olympic Games at Wimbledon later this year.



The former world number one, who won gold in Beijing with Swiss partner Stan Wawrinka, will become the first tennis player to compete at four separate Games.



Federer believes that having the ability to call upon previous Olympic experience could count in his favour this time around.



“I think it’s going to be helpful that I’ve won an Olympic Gold already,” Federer told BBC Sport. “So I’ll feel a little less pressure, although there will be massive pressure on all the players, especially the favourites.



“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be playing at Wimbledon at the Olympic Games. It’s just a really big deal for us to be living that Olympic spirit, right there, at the most incredible arena we have in tennis.



“It’s a big goal for me, there’s no doubt about it. This is my fourth time. I don’t think there’s another player in singles who has played four in this era so I am very happy that I’m able to do this. I’m just super excited and can’t wait until it comes around.”



The 30-year-old is currently ranked number three in the world.

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