Roger Federer: I’d Love To Carry The Swiss Flag Again In The Olympics
by Tom Gainey | May 30th, 2012, 12:49 pm

It’s just two months from the London Olympics and Roger Federer still doesn’t know if he’s going to carry the Swiss flag during the opening ceremony.

Federer, who carried the flag at the Athens and Beijing summer games, says he’s heard rumors that he’ll have the honor again, but he hasn’t been official informed.

“I don’t know if I’m going to carry the Swiss flag yet,” Federer said Wednesday. “I haven’t officially heard from them yet. I have heard rumors. I’d love to do it. No doubt about it. I have done it twice already in Athens and Beijing. It’s a dream come true for me.”

Federer added that because of his Olympic gold in doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka, he won’t feel that pressure to win the singles gold this summer.

“I do feel less pressure for this Wimbledon because I have won the Olympic gold in doubles already in Beijing with Stan, and that was an amazing feeling and made me very proud to do that for Switzerland,” Federer said. “Now, I’m going to be super excited for the fourth time, but it is my fourth time, so I think I’ll be a bit more relaxed going into this Olympics. But I don’t feel like if I don’t win this one, you know, it’s a missed opportunity or whatever it is. I try as hard as I could many times, particularly the last two, and I had legitimate chance at winning the Olympic gold.”

Federer won his match today over Adrian Unger 63, 62, 67, 63 to advance into the third round. And in doing so he now holds the record for most career Grand Slam singles match wins, all-time.

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8 Comments for Roger Federer: I’d Love To Carry The Swiss Flag Again In The Olympics

madmax Says:

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I’ve ever met.

I like tennis bullies Says:

Smirkerer has already carried the flag three or four times already!
does switzerland have no other athelets who would also like to carry the flag?
how self-centered can Smirkerer be? he should let somebody else carry it for once instead of always thinking about himself!!

mmm Says:

It sounds like they inform him whether he will be carrying it and it isn’t really up to him. If they give it to another athlete then great…they deserve it to. But don’t hold it against him if his country asks him to do it.

Brando Says:

he deserves to- i cannot think of another swiss athlete who deserves the honour?

King Federer Says:

why are butt-pickal fans upset? is it because that the whiner never would be picked to lead his country? maybe if he whines a little more he will. that’s a sad way to bully people, but whatever works i guess.

Michael Says:

I think Roger will be more happy if he can win the Olympic Gold this time around than winning a major. That is one big achievement which missing in his star studded resume.

Johannaschmidcotter Says:

I believe that Roger Federer should definitely be carrying the flag for Switzerland as he won Wimbledon.. what more does one need???????.

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