2016 Rio Olympics

Can Roger Federer add the career Golden Slam before retiring?

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Roger Federer doesn’t have many years of tennis left in him. Can the Swiss Maestro add a career Golden Slam to his list of achievements?

Roger Federer narrowly missed the career Golden Slam – winning the four Grand Slams and adding an Olympic Gold medal to it in 2012. The Swiss lost in the Olympic finals to Andy Murray. It was an interesting defeat since Federer had beaten Murray on the same court in Wimbledon a few weeks before.

Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal are the only male tennis athletes to win the career Golden Slam in singles. Stefi Graf and Serena Williams are the women tennis stars to have won it.

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Tennis was included into the Olympics in 1988.

The 2016 Rio Olympics will start from August 5 until August 21. The event will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All the top tennis professionals including Roger Federer will participate in the event.

Roger Federer is likely to compete in all the three categories: men’s singles, men’s doubles with Stan Wawrinka and mixed doubles with Martina Hingis.

“The Olympics for me is very unique. It’s about representing Switzerland, making Switzerland proud.” Federer said, as reported by theroar.com.

Rio 2016 will be Federer’s fourth Olympics. In 2012 he lost in the final to Murray. In 2008 he suffered a surprise defeat in the quarter-finals against James Blake. In 2004, Roger Federer was shockingly defeated by a teenager Tomas Berdych.

Roger Federer will have to fight it out against the likes of Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Murray to complete his career Golden Slam in Rio.

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