Federer won't give up Olympic dream

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Roger Federer hasn't given up on completing a career grand slam and has confirmed he intends to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

The Swiss maestro has 17 grand slam titles to his name, including seven Wimbledon victories and one French Open success, but so far the Olympic gold medal, which would complete a career grand slam, has remained elusive.
It was thought the 31-year-old had missed his last chance to secure the goal when he lost the 2012 Olympic final of the Men's singles to Andy Murray in the summer.
However, Federer has confirmed he intends to compete in Brazil in 2016 and indicated that he will alter his schedule to ensure he remains fit for the competition as he enters the final stages of his illustrious career.
"I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, of my body, of my mind,'' he said ahead of an exhibition match with Thomaz Bellucci in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
"Hopefully I can still stay on tour for many more years and hopefully play the Olympics here in three and a half years or so, so I have to look far ahead and not just the next six months.''
Federer suffered a first career loss to Bellucci on Thursday, with the Swiss star beaten 7-5 3-6 6-4 by the Brazilian.

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