In Dubai Roger Federer has confirmed that he will play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis at the Olympic Games in Rio next August. 'I’m very excited about that because I haven’t played with her I guess in 15 years' - said Federer, who won Hopman Cup in 2001 alongside her.
'I looked up to her when I was younger, I thought she was the most unbelievable talent. She’s almost my age and she was winning grand slams while I was still at the national tennis centre.' How much are Olympics important for him? 'Every Olympic has been super and carrying the flag was an amazing experience.
I go in sections I guess. First I’ll focus on the first three months of the season all the way through Indian Wells and then we’ll look at the rest and so forth. But of course I’m thinking about it.' Federer, who has won the Gold Medal in 2008 alongside Stan Wawrinka, hasn't confirmed that he'll play also men's doubles.
Meanwhile, today Federer is back to practice and he will leave to New Delhi in a few hours to play IPTL by tomorrow. Quotes recognized by Sport360. Today he practiced in Dubai but Ljubicic wasn't there. About the new partnership, said: 'I have been fortunate to have some of the best coaches in my career as a tennis player.
Most of these coaches have been players from a different generation, unlike Ivan [Ljubicic] who has played during my time. So he has the experience from playing tournaments and he wants to help me to win and become an even better player.' 'Over the years I’ve had an amazing team around me, and this team includes everyone from the coach, the physio to the family.
I wanted to have someone who would understand my world and my life. Ivan and I have been friends over several years now and I found that he would be the best for me at this stage of my career.' About Novak Djokovic: 'Novak has erased all his weaknesses.
He plays with super focus in all his tournaments and he is truly on a roll. It is difficult to keep this focus for a very long time. No doubt, that he will be amazingingly good next year too. While he does everything to keep his position, the others too will be preparing to find ways on how to bring him down.' ALSO READ: What Can Ivan Ljubicic Give to Roger Federer´s Tennis?