The 2012 Olympics for tennis seem light years removed from Roger Federer’s straight sets defeat to Novak Djokovic in the 2012 French Open semifinals. As a reminder, that was when several headline writers and journalists claimed that the Swiss Maestro was no longer elite.
Now, a few weeks following the 2012 Wimbledon title, Federer is proving that his detractor’s obituaries belong on the ash heaps of foolish projections, alongside Michael Jordan’s NBA front office selections of Kwame Brown and Adam Morrison.
Federer is the No. 1 seed for the 2012 Olympics and ready to try and pull off an unprecedented Wimbledon double. It could be quite a month.
Here are five reasons Federer is primed for gold medal success.