Roger Federer says it 'selfishly, it was not a bad thing' for him that the 2020 Olympics was postponed for a year.
Federer has never made a secret of the fact he wants one last big Olympics experience, and Tokyo has been a prominent target for him.
However, he has lost just about all of his 2020 after requiring double knee-surgery, meaning he also would have lost his last chance to play the Games had they not needed to be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.
"Big plan is to be there [in Japan] for the Olympics,” Federer said in a webchat.
“You know, this is for me the big one. Maybe selfishly for me it has not been a bad thing that it was actually moved a little, you know because of the problems I had last year.
"It was a big shock for all of us when Wimbledon pulled out because of the pandemic and then Tokyo Olympics shortly after that, was moved.
“Let’s hope for the best for the Olympic Games coming to Tokyo next year, this is also one of my big goals. I really hope I can come back to Tokyo for that."
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