Roger Federer unsure about competing at Tokyo Olympics

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With less than a month to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, tennis star Roger Federer isn't sure he'll take part in the event. Federer said he will "reassess the situation" once Wimbledon is over, according to the Associated Press.

Wimbledon, which is set to begin Monday, June 28, will finish July 11. The Tokyo Olympics will start July 23, giving Federer only a few weeks to rest and prepare if he does well at Wimbledon.

Federer said he would love to take part in the Olympics, but his performance at Wimbledon will impact his decision.

“Obviously, if I play really good here or really bad, I think it has an impact on how everything might look for the summer,” he said. “Still, my feeling is I would like to go to the Olympics. I would like to play as many tournaments as possible. But I think we decided now let’s just get through Wimbledon, sit down as a team, and then decide where we go from there.”

In addition to that, Federer will be 40 in August and dealt with a knee injury last year. Those factors could influence whether Federer participates in the Olympics. Federer pulled out of the French Open to rest his surgically repaired knee.

Federer admitted his age played a role in that decision, saying, "You can't play it all."

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Roger Federer isn't sure if he'll take part in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Federer has pulled out of Olympics before

Federer has participated in the Olympics in the past. He won a gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Games and a silver medal in singles in 2012. Federer did not compete at the 2016 Olympics due to a knee injury.

Federer has experienced plenty of success at Wimbledon over the years, winning the tournament eight times. He's currently tied with Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam men's singles titles with 20. Novak Djokovic could tie that record if he wins Wimbledon. Djokovic enters the event as the top seed on the men's side.

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