Roger Federer: How Wimbledon Win Will Help His Confidence in London 2012

Amit BatraCorrespondent IIIJuly 9, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08:  Seven time Wimbledon Men's Champion Roger Federer attends the Wimbledon Championships 2012 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on July 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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After Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title, 17th Grand Slam and the No. 1 ranking once again, there was no denying that Federer will be back in full force. 

Now that the Swiss maestro is back to No. 1, he will tie Pete Sampras' record of 286 weeks at the top ranking.  After Federer surpasses Sampras for most weeks at the top ranking, he will be looking ahead to the 2012 London Olympics in a few weeks.

The Olympics will be held at the All England Club as well.  One accomplishment Federer hasn't reached yet is a gold medal in singles competition.  He won gold in doubles with fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka. 

Winning gold in two spectacles, such as the Olympics and Wimbledon, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Federer hopes to achieve this feat.

The Wimbledon crown will give Federer the much-needed confidence to go after his dream of gold in singles.  After a two and a half year hiatus from a Grand Slam win, Federer looks to be as sharp as ever on the grass.

The Olympics have been a truly special place for Roger, wherever it has been located.  In 2000, Federer met his wife Mirka at the Sydney Olympics.  In 2004, the 17-time winner held the Switzerland flag for the first time in Athens and 2008 marked gold for Fed in Beijing. 

In 20 days or so, Federer will hope to make more history at a place that's been so dear to him.  London has seen some of the best tennis from the Swiss.

The 2012 Wimbledon win will only be beneficial to Federer's journey.  He beat two top players in Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic along the way, while also surviving a five-set thriller with Julien Benneteau. 

This time, Federer could be having gold hang off his neck instead of holding a gold trophy. 

Singles gold will only signify Federer more so of being one of the greatest players ever in tennis. 

A lot has changed for Fed since his last Olympics in Beijing.  Now he's a proud father of twin girls and he appreciates the game of tennis more than ever.

For a guy that has nearly every record or accomplishment in the book, Olympic gold in singles is not on the list. 

That list includes most Grand Slam finals, most Grand Slam titles, most Grand Slam wins and most Grand Slam quarterfinals.  What a resume.

In less than three weeks, more history can be made for Roger Federer.