Roger Federer And Martina Hingis In Mixed Doubles At The Rio Olympics?
by Tom Gainey | December 7th, 2015, 9:56 am
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According to a Swiss report from Le Matin, Roger Federer and Martina Hingis are locked to play in the mixed doubles competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 35-year-old Hingis ranks No. 1 in doubles with partner Sania Mirza on the WTA.

Federer will also play doubles once again with Stan Wawrinka. The two won the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Federer of course is also targeting a first gold in the singles.

With Bencic also expected to play, coach Severin Luthi is expecting Switzerland to have a terrific Olympic games in tennis.

The hardcourt tennis event in Rio begin on August 6.

While WTA points will continue to awarded to those that play in the Olympics, no ATP points will be given to the men’s players due to a dispute over compensation between the ATP and ITF over compensation for affected tournaments who lose out on players going to Rio.


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26 Comments for Roger Federer And Martina Hingis In Mixed Doubles At The Rio Olympics?

RZ Says:

He had wanted to play with her at the London Olympics but she wasn’t ready for a return. It would be nice to see them play together in Rio.

Curious to see who Sania Mirza plays with – Bopanna? Paes?


Gypsy Gal Says:

That would be cool,i would love to see it ;)….


Okiegal Says:

Cool…..agree with GG once again!


skeezer Says:

Goin for another Gold? Yeah baby!


Chrisford1 Says:

I sort of feel bad for the Canadian Masters and Cincinnati. Clearly, the pros are seeing the Olympics, more and more, as a big deal and the best are not just entering one event. Fed is signed for all 3 events, Andy will be playing a full plate of Olympics doubles as well. Djokovic will pair with his buddy Nenad Zimonjic in doubles, plus be the likely fave in singles.
Rafa, who knows??
But something will have to give. I expect Roger may pass on both Toronto and Cincinnati. Djoker has said his two “obvious” priorities in 2016 are the FO and and the Olympics. Can’t see him playing all 3 – the 2 Masters and the Olympics.


jalep Says:

Federer spreading himself thin: doubles, mixed doubles, singles. But will be fun to watch Martina and Roger.

RZ – Sania’s been playing IPTL with Bopanna – Rohan had a pretty good year my vote is for him.

http://www.sportstarlive.com/tennis/iptl-two-in-two-for-the-indian-aces/article7949375.ece


Lodhi Says:

Glad to see skeezer happy. A happy skeezer is a good skeezer.


skeezer Says:

Lodhi,
Glad your happy seeing me happy. It’s nice to know when you make someones day.


Wog Boy Says:

I am not sure how Mirka is going to handle this, Martina is very, very good looking woman with a little bit of history;) I was watching her in this year Apia Sydney and she is hot, I even made a selfie with her (Pironkova, Keys and few more WTA players), but somehow my selfies got deleted from my mobile, only these ones, I wonder who did it?


Gypsy Gal Says:

Any chance your wife saw and deleted those selfies then Wogboy?…..


Wog Boy Says:

Well GG, I do have my theory how they disappeared, but I have to be quite, too many girls in the house and only one man, and the girls stick together, hard life for me:(


Gypsy Gal Says:

TSK TSK Wogboy ;)….


RZ Says:

@Jalep – thanks!
@Wog Boy – Mirka has nothing to worry about. They’ve both known Martina a very long time, and Fed has avoided the kiss of death.


Wog Boy Says:

RZ,

I guess you are right, but I’ll tell what my grandmather, who lived with us, did when my mother started bringing her girlfriends home for a coffee and chat and my father knew them for a long time too. Well my grandmather (my mothers mother), with all her life experience, one they decided to tell my mothers girlfriends who decided to come and wait for my mother, who happens not to be at home, but my father was, that they have no business coming so often at our home, instead they can meet outside and have a chat in the coffee shop. When my mother questioned her right to do that she told her: ” You have handsome husband with a good job, you don’t invite trouble in your home by bringing your girlfriends here every day.” She was tough old lady, very bossy, but very wise too, she had to be because she was running the household and she didn’t want to end up on the street too if my father bolts out:)


RZ Says:

Good story Wog Boy. But still nothing for Mirka to worry about. Fed likes his career achievements too much to take up with Martina. Romantic entanglements with her haven’t worked out so well for the careers of those she has dated.


Wog Boy Says:

Not wrong RZ:)


Tennisfan Says:

Wow I had no idea Martina is only a year younger than Serena. She should’ve tried coming back in singles after her ban.


Tennisfan Says:

whoops, a year older**


Chrisford1 Says:

I’d like a selfie with Hingis and Tsvetana Pironkova!!

Those nasty, nasty women in your family, Wog Boy….. Didn’t even have a chance to frame it and put it on the mantle!


jane Says:

okay enuff! i want a selfie with marat. so there. ;)


danica Says:

Dear Gypsy Gal,

I will use the opportunity here, rather than on the other thread that you may not visit anymore, to wish you a Happy Birthday. May all your dreams come true ;). I am fine with Rafa winning everything next year as long as Nole wins RG, Cincy and OI ;).

Anyhow, I hope you had a blast and enjoyed your day.
;)


Gypsy Gal Says:

Wogboy we had a pop group in the 80s called Duran Duran,and the lead singer Simon Le Bon is quite the hunk,and his wife is is super model called Yasmine who is beautiful,they have a son and a daughter i believe,anyway the daughter said i get sick of bringing my boyfriends round to the house as they all fancy my mum,and her girlfriends all fancy her dad,poor girl….


danica Says:

GG,
we know of Duran Duran ;). I had quite a few girlfriends who were dying for Simon and a few who adored John. Just to correct you, Yasmin and Simon have three daughters and one of them, the oldest, also models. Although, mom is the most gorgeous :).
And then, there were Kaja GooGoo and swooning over Limahl and Nick Beggs.
I was Europe fan :). Ah, those were the days… :)

My best friend went to Duran Duran concert in Belgrade a few year ago and she got Simon’s autograph on her arm. She said that meeting him was a dream come true. And we are 44 yrs. old :). Lol!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Danica ah yeah the 80s,3 daughters ah sorry,anyway yeah loved Kajagoogoo,and Europe Limahl and Joey with all that hair,others were Spandau Ballet and AHA,what a great era for music,and im so envious of your best friend ;)….


danica Says:

She actually called some radio station that offered a backstage pass for a correct answer. Of course, loving Duran Duran (among others) for so many years, there was no question she couldn’t answer. So she won and got the chance to meet all the members of the band. I believe they all signed her special ticket but Simon also signed her arm (!?). Her hubby didn’t mind :).


Gypsy Gal Says:

Cool ;)….

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