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Roger Federer says Olympics much harder than winning a Grand Slam title


July 27, 2012 - London

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer said that winning an Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title. Federer made won the Wimbledon title for the seventh time three weeks ago and also regained the World No. 1 ranking.

Speaking at a press conference, Roger Federer said "I hope I can be the favourite...and be able to get going and get full fight on the court... It was a big surprise to see Rafa pull out of the Olympics as the defending champion from four years ago, I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully we will see him on the tour again soon."

Federer is also playing in the doubles event and is paired up with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka who won the gold medal in doubles in Beijing Olympics. Federer also made it clear that he is not retiring any time soon and has also not ruled out playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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