The Olympics in Rio are less than two months away. In the meantime, all countries involved in the events are setting things in motion by filling the list with those who are to represent them at the Olympics. For Switzerland, regarding the Tennis team, things are pretty much done. The Swiss Olympic Committee made up a list of six tennis players, both males and women consisting of Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Martina Hingis, Belinda Bencic, Timea Bacsinszky and Xenia Knoll.

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Federer will compete in all three contests.

Roger Federer has some big expectations from this Olympics. The Swiss` flag-bearer in 2004 and 2008, Federer will play in all three contests, namely men`s singles, men`s doubles and mixed doubles. In men`s doubles, he will compete along with his friend and fellow compatriot Stan Wawrinka. This particular team won the Olympic gold medal in doubles eight years ago in Beijing. When it comes to mixed-doubles, Federer will team with Martina Hingis.

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For Hingis, it will be the second Olympics of her career. 

That elusive gold medal.

From Federer`s showcase, there is one thing missing, namely the Olympic gold medal in men`s singles. He was pretty close to accomplish that at London back in 2012, but then, it was Andy Murray who took his dream away by claiming the gold on Wimbledon`s grass court, the same venue where Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title a few weeks earlier.

Overall, Federer was not that good at the Olympics. Except for a semifinal at Sydney back in 2000, he suffered early exits in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Now, at the twilight of his career, Federer will make one last attempt to clinch that gold medal. It is hard to believe that he will be fit to compete in 2020. By that time, he will be almost 39.

There are few bumps on the road.

For this season, Federer has customised his schedule, but the knee surgery and a back injury produced some distress.

He was forced to withdraw from several tournaments. Now, with the ongoing grass season, Federer managed to play a couple of matches in order to reach the full yield. But there is a lot of work to do. Yesterday, at Gery Weber Open in Halle, he claimed the victory and also a place in the quarterfinals. In order to overcome his apparently rusty pace, he has to play all the possible matches in the following month.

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That means he has to gather some momentum, and then, to maintain it at least until the Olympics.

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