Roger Federer, the Swiss maestro has achieved everything that there is to achieve in tennis. Except for the Olympic singles gold medal..
Federer has won the doubles gold with Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but the singles victory is still eluding him.
He will have a chance to claim the ultimate trophy at this year’s games in London. He might have a slight advantage considering that the venue will be Wimbledon (only a couple weeks after the actual Grand Slam Tournament) and it will be played on his favourite surface (grass).
The former world No.1 and 16 time Grand Slam champion is in most people’s minds the greatest tennis player of all times, but the singles gold would surely silence all his critics (don’t think there are that many).
Federer will have to be at his very best if he wants to find his way to glory. Djokovic, Nadal and Murray will all want a piece of cake if not all of it.
Many pundits will probably favour Djokovic, who after winning Miami, seems to be back at his best and ready for the upcoming challenges. And he has shown everyone that he is a dangerous player on grass, capturing last year’s Wimbledon trophy.
The Spaniard Nadal is going to sweat blood to take that piece of gold and Britain’s Murray has going to have a lot of support from the home crowd, so who is it going to be?
Will this year’s Wimbledon Champion be able to carry the form into the Olympic Games and elevate himself onto the top of the podium?