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Federer proposes doubles date with Hingis

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has identified his ideal partner – at least for mixed doubles at the Olympic Games in London next year.

“If I play mixed doubles at the Olympics, then with Martina Hingis,” Federer told reporters at Monday’s ATP tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Speaking of the former world champion and fellow Swiss, Federer said: “She was a wonderful player. Even if she’s retired, she could at least think about it.” Both players are 30 years old.

Hingis won five Grand Slam tournaments before ending her career in 2007.

Federer has not discussed the possibility with her in person yet. He still needs to decide whether he wants to compete in the singles and doubles categories.

The 2012 summer Olympics will mark the return of mixed doubles matches. The last time was in 1924.

swissinfo.ch and agencies

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