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Roger Federer is the most decorated champion in the history of men's tennis. He has won more Grand Slams than any other male player in history with 16 and holds many other records.
Olympic gold is the one prize that has evaded Federer thus far in his career, and this figures to be the last real chance he will have to win it.
Federer is already on the record about how excited he is about this year's Olympics. According to Johnathan Overend of BBC.com, Federer said the following about the upcoming event:
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be playing at Wimbledon at the Olympic Games. It's just a really big deal for us to be living that Olympic spirit, right there, at the most incredible arena we have in tennis."
At the 2004 games in Athens, Federer was upset by Tomas Berdych. He suffered a similar fate at the 2008 games in Beijing, when he was defeated by James Blake. The loss to Blake was extremely confusing because Federer dominated Blake in the vast majority of their encounters.
Federer has won six Wimbledon championships on the hallowed courts of the All England Club, and he should feel comfortable on a court where he has had so much success.
With his six Wimbledon titles, Federer is among the best grass-court players in history. He has a complete understanding of the surface, and his serve will be at its best on the quick grass courts.
So far this season, Federer has won two Masters 1000 events, with victories at Indian Wells and Madrid. He is entering the summer in good form and is relatively well-rested.
Federer is a legitimate threat to win every event he enters, and he wants to win the Olympics more than any other event. Expect the all-time Grand Slam champion to be at the top of his game this summer.