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Roger Federer: 'Tokyo Olympics are still my intention, but things are not simple'

Roger Federer backhand at Halle

Roger Federer says he is yet to decide if he will play the Olympics, but it remains his 'intention.'

A singles Olympic gold medal is one of the few things missing from Federer's extensive list of achievements.

He won gold in doubles alongside Stan Wawrinka in Beijing 2008 and claimed a Silver medal in London in 2012, where he lost the final to Andy Murray on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Since returning from knee surgery, Federer has been clear that the postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is a priority for him, but first he has to see if the body is willing.

“I wish I could tell you more," Federer said. "At the moment things are not as simple as in the past. With age, we have to be more selective, we can’t play it all.

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“It’s still my intention to go to the Olympic Games. But we will reassess everything after Wimbledon.

"It is my goal to play as many tournaments as possible, but it really depends on results and how the body is feeling.”

Federer has not had an entirely authoritative return to action since knee surgery, with early exits in Doha, Geneva, and Halle, although he did impress at the French Open before withdrawing.

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