No Federer-Hingis pair in 2012 London Olympics

Roger Federer and Martina Hingis have decided not play together in next summer’s 2012 London Olympics. Federer’s trainer Severin Luthi has confirmed that reports to the Swiss media in London.

The 2012 Olympic pairing that was never meant to be has been quietly masked, with Roger Federer’s coach Severin Luthi confirms that his and former great Martina Hingis have dropped the plans of teaming up for a London Olympic mixed doubles dream team. He said that Martina and Roger talked together and decided that they will not compete in mixed doubles.

However, there is strong speculation about the two greats pairing up for 2012 Olympics; exactly it has been most hot topic for half year. Both, Hingis and Federer have decided against idea of pairing up as a team on Olympics. Hingis has retired second time form Tennis in 2007 after a positive fight with drug test, would have had to jump through numerous technical studs to have even been allowed to form the potential all-star partnership.

It was the 16-time Grand slam title winner, one who mentioned the idea to journalists in August. Lüthi said Federer has great ambitions for the Olympics, as Fedex opened up with media even discussing the possibility with Hingis in person. Federer described the former women’s number one as having been a wonderful player.

Luthi said that Federer is hoping that he and Stanislas Wawrinka will repeat their doubles victory of 2008, and Federer even aims to win the gold in the singles for the first time. Since 1924 Olympics, there is no mixed doubles in the Olympics, but this time in London, there will be mixed doubles in 2012 Olympics.

Date: 23.12.2011, Source: Live Tennis Guide


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