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Federer: 2016 Games Possible, If Body Holds Up


LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer says the London Olympics may not be his last.

Federer said Thursday that he wants to be in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion, who will be 35 when the Summer Games go to South America, said playing in a sixth Olympics will depend on how his body holds up.

Federer has never won a gold medal in singles at the Olympics. His best effort came in Sydney in 2000, when he finished fourth. He went out in the second round in Athens in 2004 and in the quarterfinals in Beijing in 2008.

In 2008 he won a gold for Switzerland in doubles with countryman Stanislas Wawrinka.

The Olympics are being played at the All England Club where Federer only weeks ago won his 17th Grand Slam title.

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