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21:30  26 october  2019
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Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics TOKYO — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform supplier. Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament. He had previously planned his schedule up to Wimbledon, which ends two weeks before the Tokyo Games. He will need a wild-card exemption because he has not played Davis Cup games to be eligible.

Federer , whose nine trophies in Basel already make him the most successful player in the history of the tournament, will aim to win a tenth crown in his hometown when he comes up against Alex de Minaur of Australia. Top seed Federer broke 21-year-old Tsitsipas at 2-2 in the first set and held

Roger Federer reaches his 15th Swiss Indoors final with a 6-4 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Basel . He faces 20-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur in Sunday's final , after he beat Since his surprise defeat to Tsitsipas at the Australian Open in January, Federer has beaten Tsitsipas in their

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BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer delighted his hometown fans by cruising past Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday.

Seeking a 10th career title in Basel, the 38-year-old Federer will play 20-year-old Alex de Minaur in Sunday's final.

De Minaur, a wild card, advanced by beating big-serving American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (2), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) in a meeting of unseeded players.

Serving for the match, Federer saved the only break point seventh-ranked Tsitsipas had in the match.

Federer clinched two points later with a leaping volleyed winner approaching the net after Tsitsipas struggled to handle a strong first service.


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