World No. 3, Roger Federer in an interview with German Newspaper, WELT AM SONNTAG revealed that he would like to play the Tokyo Olympics 2020 finals. Roger Federer also divulged that he is still unsure about playing the Tokyo Olympics 2020
The interviewer asked Roger Federer about his plans on 2nd August, next year. “Mr. Federer, What are you doing on August 2nd, 2020?” questioned the interviewer.
Roger Federer having no clue about what is there on 2nd August 2020. He laughed and ask, “Do I have hangover there after the 1st August party in Switzerland?”
The interviewer then offered help to Roger Federer. “You decide. Do you need help?”
The Swiss replied, “Yes, please.”
The reporter revealed that the Tokyo Olympics final will be held on August 2, next year. “On this day is the Olympic final in Tokyo.”
Roger Federer then disclosed that he does not know if he will play the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 or not. The 20-times grand slam champion said, “I have no idea if I’m going to play there.”
Roger Federer has not been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as he did not compete in the Davis Cup. According to the Olympic qualifying rules, a player must compete in at least two Davis Cup events in between the last Olympics and the upcoming Olympics event, that is in the four-year Olympic cycle. However, Roger Federer has not played for Switzerland since 2015.
The 37-year-old knows that he is not qualified to play the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and will require a wild card entry to play the quadrennial event. He said, “There are certain criteria for the qualification. I would need a wildcard to participate there.”
Federer later revealed his desire to feature in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 finals. “Quite frankly? It is still a long way off. But of course, I would like to be there in the final. Absolutely,” the Swiss said.