‘I would be the first to understand if Olympics is cancelled,’ says Roger Federer

Roger Federer has demanded a decision is made over whether the Olympics can go ahead this year quickly for the sake of the athletes.

Federer revealed he has been vaccinated against Covid, but host country Japan are still grappling with the pandemic and are showing few signs of getting on top of it.

The competition has already been postponed from last summer, and at present it is still scheduled to go ahead.

However, whether it should do is one key quesiton, and whether the indecision is fair on the athletes is another.

“Honestly I don’t know what to think. I’m a bit between the two,” Federer told Leman Bleu.

“I would love to play in the Olympics, win a medal for Switzerland. It would make me especially proud.

“But if it doesn’t happen because of the situation, I would be the first to understand.

“I think what the athletes need is a decision: is it going to happen or is it not going to happen?

“At the moment, we have the impression that it will happen. We know it’s a fluid situation. And you can also decide as an athlete if you want to go.

“If you feel there’s a lot of resistance, maybe it’s better not to go. I don’t know.”

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