Tennis fans around the world might come close to realising their dream of seeing stars of the game Roger Federer and Martina Hingis play alongside each other on the court, in the Rio Olympics 2016, a report has stated.
Swiss newspaper Le Matin Dimanche broke the story that the two might feature in the Mixed Doubles competition in the prestigious once-in-four-years event next year. The daily also claimed the pairing of the duo as a 'Dream team'.
Hingis, 35, has become a household name in India thanks to her achievements in the Grand Slams this year. While the Swiss queen won the Wimbledon and the US Open title with Sania Mirza in the women's doubles this year, Hingis also clinched the Australian Open, the Wimbledon and the US Open alongside Leander Paes in the mixed doubles format this year too.
Menwhile, 34-year-old Federer -- who has won a gold medal in men's doubles in the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- is a legend of the game in itself. While Hingis is reported to be his partner for the mixed doubles format, another Swiss star Stan Wawrinka is expected to be Federer's men's doubles partner.
Severin Luethi, Swiss Davis Cup coach and Federer's long-time mentor, stated that the aim of the nation is to win a lot of gold medals in tennis in the Rio Olympics. "Why not?... We can always dream," he was quoted by the Swiss newspaper.