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From Silverer to Golderer - Roger Going for the Golden Swansong in Rio

This is a thread which I hope I can keep updating throughout the next four years where I'll try to keep track of Roger's pursuit of this elusive Olympic singles gold.

He has stated he'd like to play to Rio and he seems to have commitments at least until 2014. He is also eager for his daughters to recognise their dad when he plays his amazing game on a tennis court, so I am hoping he sticks around for Rio.

No decision has been made for the surface in Rio, so some hope remains it'll be on hard. Belucci is quite good on hard, so hopefully it'll medium-fast hard.

Go, Roger, get that gold in your 5th Olympics .


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Re: From Silverer to Golderer - Roger Going for the Golden Swansong in Rio

Would be great to see it happening but he'll be 35.


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Re: From Silverer to Golderer - Roger Going for the Golden Swansong in Rio

It won't happen lol. I'm a Federer fan but at age 34-35 with possible injuries kicking in, fatigue, stamina/endurance dropping, it is very difficult to imagine and fathom. It just doesn't seem realistic. But I do admire and respect his competitive nature to throw in his two cents for some chance. Good luck Federer
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Re: From Silverer to Golderer - Roger Going for the Golden Swansong in Rio

Couldn't care less really about Gold. Wimbledon 2012 was Gold for me. A medal is just fine and now he has it!

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Re: From Silverer to Golderer - Roger Going for the Golden Swansong in Rio

If it is on hardcourt and against Harrisons and Tomics of the next generation, an Agassi 2005-like run is possible for a player like Federer.

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Couldn't care less really about Gold. Wimbledon 2012 was Gold for me. A medal is just fine and now he has it!
Well, I did care but obviously Wimbledon was on another level for me as well. It means a lot for the oldie though and he is currently (may well end up being (CORRECTION: they have a gold already)) Suisse's only medalist. What a man!


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happy Murray did not play like this 4 weeks ago

I am happy with that wimbledon title its ok if he doesnt get the gold since he already has one in doubles

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Well, I did care but obviously Wimbledon was on another level for me as well. It means a lot for the oldie though and he is currently (may well end up being) Suisse's only medalist. What a man!
Not true. They already have a gold in Triathlon.
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I must say I kind of enjoy every player in history to have that thing he didnt achieve, Federer could have singles olympic gold. Still, if he wins Rio 2016 it would be one of those moments made in hollywood which would be nice.

Murray winning olympics was very enjoyable, he deserve it more than anyone else. I belive Murray is the unluckiest player in the open era and his talent is almost limitless, I couldnt stand watching a player like Andy be mocked by those brittish tabloids again.

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too old

plus, couldn't do it in his fave surface. rio will be on clay.

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He can probably do it at 35. That's if Rio is not played on clay

But you never know, if Nadal's not there again...

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He might be too old. He really wanted an Olympic Gold in singles
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It won't be played on indoor grass. He doesn't stand a chance.

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He can probably do it at 35. That's if Rio is not played on clay

But you never know, if Nadal's not there again...
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nadal will be out of the top 10 by then i think

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