Originally Posted by tennis_analyst
I personally rank Olympics very highly, right after the four slams. That is, if you have none of these titles (as Murray didn't), you would rather win a slam, then the Olympics, then everythig else.
But for Federer, this was one significant title missing for his collection. I would trade his Wimbledon for this one, so I am so disappointed with his loss today.
I hope Rio 2016 is on hardcourts and Federer can prepare specifically for that event and not play too much before the Olympics.
No way. If I were him, I would never think about that. Not sure if I would even imagine to swap my gold medal in doubles for singles gold here.
Olympics is indeed special in its own way even without ranking points. There, any medal in any category counts just the same, because you're playing for national pride also. Federer is not known to be doubles specialist, but he took that gold medal in Beijing 2008 against Bryan Bros and Paes/Bhupathi, it's a great achievement and I would definitely treasure it.
I'm disappointed after such a big loss today, but it's crazy to swap a grand slam with Olympic Gold Medal. A very bad deal.
About Rio, I feel it's more possible to happen that he might reach Hingis again to consider playing mixed doubles there.
But I'm not sure if this is realistic... I would like to see them playing together
He might even skip singles to play mens doubles also.
Remember, any category counts and is equally important.