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Olympic gold next target for Federer

July 05, 2004 15:25 IST

Roger Federer has set his sights on winning Olympic gold in Athens after capturing the Wimbledon title for the second year running on Sunday.

The Swiss, who underlined his world number one status with a four-set victory over American Andy Roddick, said he hopes to make up for four years ago in Sydney when he lost to Germany's Tommy Haas in the semi-final.

"I lost in the semi-finals and the bronze medal match (against Arnaud di Pasquale of France) and it was very hard for me. I remember crying a lot after that," Federer told Sky Sports.

"But at least I met my girlfriend there, so I hope that we can celebrate our fourth anniversary with me getting a medal this time."

Federer returns to his homeland for a claycourt tournament in Gstaad this week where 12 months ago he was presented with a cow as a reward for beating Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final.

The next big date on the 22-year-old's calendar, however, is the Olympics, before he aims for a third Grand Slam title of the year at the U.S. Open.

"I'm on the top of my game right now," he said. "I've never played as consistently as this for such a long period of time. If I can keep this up it will mean good things for me in the future."

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