Rio Without Fedex: Roger Federer’s Four Best Olympic Moments

Celebrating the achievements of Roger Federer at the Olympics.

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Roger Federer won a gold in men’s doubles in 2008 and a silver at men’s singles in 2012. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Roger Federer left many of his fans heartbroken when he made this post on Facebook.

Yes, it’s true – Roger Federer will not participate at the Rio Olympics due to a knee injury.

The 17-times grand slam champion and former world number one will miss the rest of the season as he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” following knee surgery earlier this year if he wants to prolong his career.

To help sorrowing fans, we present four most memorable moments of Roger Federer’s Olympic career:

1. Men’s Doubles Gold at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Roger Federer won his first Olympic medal at Beijing in 2008 Olympics. Paired with Stanislas Wawrinka, he won a gold medal for Switzerland as the duo beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson from Sweden.

Federer was suffering from mononucleosis for major part of 2008 which made his gold medal victory even more impressive.

2. Men’s Singles Silver Medal at 2012 London Olympics

2012 was one of the most eventful Olympics in Roger Federer’s career. He won his first individual Olympic medal at London Olympics.

Federer lost to Britain’s Andy Muray in the finals.

3. Longest Singles Match at the Olympics

In 2012, Roger Federer was the part of the longest three-set singles match in the history of the Olympics. The seven time Wimbledon champion survived a major scare against Argentina’s Juan Del Porto.

In a 4 hour 26 minutes long, tiring yet thrilling encounter, Federer managed a narrow win over Del Porto by 3-6, 7-6(5), 19-17.

4. Federer Meets Mrs Federer

Miroslava Vavrinec and Roger Federer are one of the most popular sports celebrity couple. It’s almost adorable how Miroslava attends almost every match of Federer’s to cheer for him.

Interestingly, Federer met her for the first time during 2000 Sydney Olympics. ‘Fedex’ and ‘Mirka’ paired up to represent Switzerland in mixed doubles category.

Roger Federer has become synonymous with Tennis. He is to Tennis what Sachin Tendulkar is to Cricket. Rio will miss you, Roger.

Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

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