Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has showed he’s going to group up with former ladies’s global primary Martina Hingis within the combined doubles tournament for Switzerland at subsequent yr’s Olympics.
Federer and Hingis have in the past performed in combination within the Hopman Cup, main Switzerland to victory within the 2001 version.
Federer published the Rio 2016 information on Friday in a publish on his twitter profile, which learn: “Rollback the years with @mhingis. In point of fact excited to be enjoying combined doubles with you 15yrs later on the Rio video games”.
In quotes reported by way of Game360, the Swiss added: “I am very desirous about that as a result of I have never performed together with her I assume in 15 years.
“I appeared as much as her when I used to be more youthful, I assumed she used to be probably the most implausible skill.
“She’s virtually my age and she or he used to be profitable grand slams whilst I used to be nonetheless on the nationwide tennis centre, looking to make it at the excursion and I could not consider how just right she used to be. I am very desirous about that.”
It’s been a stellar yr for Hingis at the doubles circuit as she and India’s Sania Mirza gained the Wimbledon and US Open ladies’s doubles titles and capped that with victory within the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Hingis’ Indo-Swiss partnership in 2015 has borne fruit within the combined doubles as smartly, as she and Leander Paes gained the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles.
Federer’s final foray into the Olympic Video games used to be at London 2012, and the Swiss needed to accept silver within the males’s singles after dropping the general to Britain’s Andy Murray.
Supply : HeraldScotland