|
|
|
|
|
27th Zilhaj 1435 | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Sports

Federer looks at cutting playing load to last till Rio

Saturday, 8 December 2012
Comments(0)
Sao Paulo, December 08:

Tennis great Roger Federer is looking at reducing his playing schedule in a bid to extend his career till the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 17-time grand slam winner will be 35 at the next Games, but said the lure of competing at the first Olympics in South America could prove too difficult to resist.

"I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, my body, my mind," the Swiss World No.2 was quoted as saying by Xinhua Thursday.

"Hopefully I can still stay on tour for many more years and hopefully play the Olympics here in three and a half years or so, so I have to look far ahead and not just the next six months.

"There is a lot of passion for sports here. It`s a hot place to play tennis right now."

Federer is in Sao Paulo for an exhibition tournament also involving Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tommy Robredo, Tommy Haas and Thomaz Bellucci.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner has competed in four Olympics, winning doubles gold in 2008 and singles silver this year.

Federer, who played 21 tournaments in 2012 - more than any of his top four rivals - said quality rather than quantity would be the key to his future playing schedule.

"I`m not going to play 25 tournaments, but every tournament that I will be playing I`ll be emotionally attached to it, because I either won there before or because I`ve been there many times or because I love the city or the country and the fans," he said.

"I`ve reached a point in my life that I can pick and choose where I want to play and how much I want to play."

IANS

Latest News

Attack on Canadian Parliament "extremely d...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed serious concern over the attack on Canadian parliament in Ottawa, terming it as "extremely di ...

Six members of attention diversion gang he...

Six members of an attention diversion gang who allegedly committed thefts at Jewellery shops in Hyderabad were nabbed by the Humayunnagar po ...

GHMC Commissioner celebrates Diwali with o...

GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar opined that it should be our responsibility to care of such children, who needs our attention. The Commis ...

Related News

Alpe d'Huez finale for 2015 Tour de France

The Alpe d'Huez ski resort will be climbed in the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, befo ...

Advani leads the way to last 16

Pankaj Advani set up a mouth-watering clash with top seed and defending champion David Causier in the pre-quarterfinals ...

Don't have power to intervene in India-West Indies dispute: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it “does not have the power to interven ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 27230 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the victory of BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra, last nail in the Congress coffin?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com