Federer could target Brazil

Roger Federer has refused to rule out the prospect of going for Olympic tennis gold in Rio in four years time.
The Swiss ace collected his first Olympic medal at London 2012, but had to settle for silver after losing in the final at the Olympics.
Federer, a favourite of the sports betting betting community, was top seed and the strong favourite to win the title, following his success at Wimbledon earlier in the summer.
But in a repeat of the Wimbledon final, it was Andy Murray who came out on top in the Olympic showpiece with the Briton securing a straight-sets success.
Federer, as ever, was gracious in defeat and was pleased with his silver medal, but he may be back for more in 2016.
Despite the fact that he has won everything else in the sport, and the fact that he will be 34 when the Olympics comes round again, Federer still has the desire to continue and upset the online gambling odds.
When asked whether he would be in Rio, the 17-time Grand slam winner stated: “I hope so.”
He added: “I said it before the tournament that it’s not impossible that I could take part in Rio. It’s not front and centre in my mind. But, of course, I’d love an Olympic gold in singles.”
Federer will, in the short term, look towards the final Slam of the year next – the US Open – which begins later this month.
The Swiss maestro is a five-time winner at Flushing Meadows, but 2008 was the year of his last success in New York, when he ironically faced Murray.
Since then, Federer has reached one final – losing to Juan Martin del Potro in 2009 – and the semi-finals in the last two years.

~Diego Bocanegra

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