Fed eyes elusive gold
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Roger Federer believes his recent Wimbledon triumph shows that he is still capable of winning that elusive Olympic singles gold medal.
The 30-year-old was largely been written off after a barren few years but he has experienced a resurgence in 2012, rising back to the top of the rankings following his record equalling seventh SW19 title.
Despite winning doubles gold alongside Stanislas Wawrinka in 2008, Federer is yet to claim a medal in the singles at the Olympics, with his best finish being fourth in Sydney 12 years ago.
However, his recent win at Wimbledon has inspired him ahead of the London Games and he says he's confident he can claim that elusive gold at one of his favourite venues.
"I always thought when I played the Olympics at Wimbledon I would feel incredible pressure, but thinking about it I don't have much pressure because I already have a gold medal," Federer said.
"I'm coming back to a place where I have been able to win so often and that gives me incredible confidence."
The 30-year-old gets his campaign underway on Saturday evening when he takes on Columbia's Alejandro Falla and if all goes to plan, he should face either Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in next Sunday's final.