Federer to feature in Rio Games

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Updated: December 6, 2012

The greatest tennis player that ever lived, Roger Federer stressed today that he has ambitions to play in the Rio Olympics at the age of 34. Managing his time on court and the tournaments he plays in, is what will enable him to achieve this according to the 17 times Grand Slam winner.

The winner of 17 Grand Slams is in Sao Paulo hosting exhibition matches involving Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tommy Robredo, Tommy Haas and Thomaz Bellucci. The Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, are also participating. Federer plays Bellucci, Brazil’s top-ranked player.

Federer played 21 tournaments in 2012, the most among the top four players. No 1 Novak Djokovic played 18, No 3 Andy Murray played 20 and Rafael Nadal, nursing a knee injury, played 18.

Federer said he thinks he will need two Grand Slams and five to eight titles in other tournaments to get back to No 1.