One of the world’s leading tennis players is hoping to secure both a Wimbledon and an Olympic title over the coming months.
Currently seeded number three in the rankings, Roger Federer will be looking to pick up his seventh Wimbledon win and then in a few weeks add an Olympic gold to his trophy cabinet.
Speaking to Tages Anzeiger, the Swiss player explained that this year is a special one as there are two key tournaments in SW14.
“Wimbledon was always the last word, and it remains special. That this year we have the opportunity to play there for a month after the Grand Slam tournament again in the same stadium. This is a big chance for our generation,” explained Federer.
He added: “It’s great that I have opportunities everywhere. I hope I can win some of these tournaments. There is no motivation problem for me.”
The Wimbledon tournament begins on June 25th, while the Olympic championship starts on Saturday July 28th and the finals will be played on Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th.
In 1908, Wimbledon hosted the London Olympic Games tennis events with all six gold medals being won by British players; however, it is unlikely that such success will be repeated this time.
Last week, the head of the All England Club confirmed that it has been given an exemption from the current hosepipe ban to ensure that the grass courts remain in top condition for Wimbledon and that the facility will then be able to host the Olympic matches a few weeks later.
Assuming the weather improves, Wimbledon offers a great day out for tennis fans staying at The Montcalm London Marble Arch hotel during the world famous sporting event.