Federer wants gold, but not immense pressure
Roger Federer says that while he would like to win the Olympic gold medal in singles, he wants to try and enjoy himself in London rather than treat the event as a must-win situation. Federer failed to medal in singles at the last two Olympics.
"I do feel less pressure...because I have won the Olympic gold in doubles already in Beijing with Stan [Wawrinka], and that was an amazing feeling and made me very proud to do that for Switzerland," Federer told reporters. "I'm going to be super excited for the fourth time, but it is my fourth time so I think I'll be a bit more relaxed going into this Olympics. But I don't feel like if I don't win this one, you know, it's a missed opportunity or whatever it is. I tried as hard as I could many times, particularly the last two, and I had a legitimate chance at winning the Olympic gold. It's going to be a great tournament. I want to enjoy it, not just crumble under pressure and just talk about that if I don't win. That's not how I see it. Any medal would be a good one, but obviously in my situation, I've got to aim for gold."