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Federer leads Swiss tilt in Rio

2016-06-16 14:01
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Lausanne - Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will lead a star-studded Swiss tennis team gunning for gold at the Rio Olympics in August, officials said on Thursday.

World No 3 Federer, who will turn 35 during the Games, will be playing in his fifth - and surely last - Olympics and will be hoping to sign off with a gold medal to add to his already bulging trophy cabinet.

He and Wawrinka, No 5 in the world, are among six Swiss players named by the country's Olympic committee for the August 5-21 Games.

Martina Hingis, the 35-year-old former women's No 1, will also take part, along with eighth-ranked Belinda Bencic and Timea Bacsinszky. Xenia Knoll is also lined up to take part.

Federer and Wawrinka won gold in the doubles in Beijing in 2008, and Federer took silver in the singles four years ago, losing to Andy Murray in the final in London.

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