Federer hopes to play 2016 Olympics in Rio
SAO PAULO (AP) - Roger Federer says he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The 31-year-old Federer says he'll be more mindful about the tournaments he plays in the future to make sure he can continue playing at a high level.
"I have to make sure that I take care of my schedule, of my body, of my mind," he said on Thursday. "Hopefully I can still stay on tour for many more years and hopefully play the Olympics here in three and a half years or so, so I have to look far ahead and not just the next six months."
The winner of 17 Grand Slams is in Sao Paulo hosting exhibition matches involving Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tommy Robredo, Tommy Haas and Thomaz Bellucci. The Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, are also participating. Federer plays Bellucci, Brazil's top-ranked player, on Thursday.