Barely 24 hours after winning his seventh Wimbledon title, Roger Federer is already planning his next goal, winning Olympic Gold in London.
The new World no.1 will be back at Wimbledon in Swiss colours in under three weeks’ time aiming to win the only thing he hasn’t managed to do during his successful career, and London 2012 entered his mind immediately after finishing off Andy Murray in four sets yesterday.
“At first you think, let’s start the Olympics tomorrow,” Federer said.
“But then you realise that you need to come down and need to recover.
“My physiotherapist travels with me for 90 days a year. I told him that we must make sure everything is possible, so I can play at my best at Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.
“The start has worked out perfectly, and clearly such a victory brings me much motivation and satisfaction.
“I do believe my situation has got that little star next to it. I am now the Wimbledon champion, and I think that gives me even more confidence coming to the Olympics. And maybe in some ways, it maybe takes some pressure off the Olympics because I already did win at Wimbledon this year.
“So that’s a good thing for me because of course there is a lot of hype around me playing at the Olympics this year.”
Even though he has never won a gold medal in singles at the Olympics, Federer won gold in the doubles with his teammate Stanislas Wawrinka in Beijing four years ago.