Federer wants Hingis to play at the Olympics with him

CINCINNATI. Swiss tennis player Roger Federer intends to personally appeal to compatriot Martin Hingis in connection with a possible joint start at the 2012 Olympics in London.

The gold medal winner from OH 2008 in Beijing along with Stanislas Wawrinku Federer said this on Monday during the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Martina has already finished her career, but she might have thought about it,” said a 30-year-old Basil native and added that he had mentioned Hingis earlier in the event, but in the meantime with her Did not speak on this subject.

The native of Košice, Hingis, during her recent promotional start at the WTA tournament tournament in Carlsbad, California, said she was contacted by Federer’s management.She added that she was taking the idea with a reserve now: “At this point, there’s a lot of ‘I’, and I’ve always said I’m not going to come back.”

Mixed quads on Wimbledon grass are new to the Olympic program. For example, American pair Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, is already known. From the Slovak point of view, Daniela Hantuchová is planning a joint start with Michal Mertiňák.

Hingis and Federer played in the most valuable jersey at the Hopman Cup 2001 in Perthe, Australia.In the base group in the three matches the mix did not lose even set and left only ten gems in six events, in finals – already in an irreversible state 2: 0 – slipped to the Americans Monica Selešová and Jan-Michael Gambill.

The five-time Grand Slam champion in double Hingis last played at the official competition level in September 2007.In the meantime, she served a two-year cocaine punishment penalty and then played only at the exhibition level or in the overseas professional World League of WTT teams.

A complex question would be to meet the qualifying criteria – not only the required retirement status but also the requirement to be available to the team in accordance with the criteria set in the Inter-Olympic period.

Federer last played in the mix at the Hopman Cup 2002 with a native of warrior Miroslava Vavrinec, now his wife.