Swiss Star Belinda Bencic is looking forward to playing mixed doubles in Tokyo this year. Though the Tokyo Olympics are still a few months away, Bencic admitted that she would be very happy if she gets to Partner Roger Federer at the Olympics.
Federer, who missed the 2016 Games in Rio, confirmed last year that he will be making a fifth appearance at the Olympics and will be competing in Tokyo. When Bencic was asked by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) if she wants to team up with Federer at Tokyo, she replied: “I hope so.
That also depends on his form. If he decides to compete in the single and mixed doubles, I would be very happy if we could play together”. The two have played together at now discontinued Hopman Cup, winning the titles in back to back years in 2018 and 2019.
Bencic also revealed that she was nervous when she first got to meet him. “When I didn’t know him so well, I was very nervous when I spoke to him,” she said. “I met him at the Hopman Cup, where he helped me a lot.
Even now he always has an open ear for me. He is especially at my side with questions about advanced training and tournament preparation”. “Not only is he a champion himself, he also wants to help the next generation”.