But Japan, battling a surge of infections, has prolonged till the end of May a state of emergency in its capital, Tokyo, and three areas.
“Honestly I don’t know what to think. I’m a bit between the two,” Federer, who received a doubles gold within the 2008 Beijing Games and a silver in singles 4 years later in London, informed Swiss tv station Leman Bleu on Friday.
“I would love to play in the Olympics, win a medal for Switzerland. It would make me especially proud. But if it doesn’t happen because of the situation, I would be the first to understand.
“I believe what the athletes want is a choice: is it going to occur or is it not going to occur?
“At the moment, we have the impression that it will happen. We know it’s a fluid situation. And you can also decide as an athlete if you want to go. If you feel there’s a lot of resistance, maybe it’s better not to go. I don’t know.”
Rafael Nadal, who’s tied with Federer at 20 for probably the most grand slam singles titles in males’s tennis, and 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams this week stated they had been nonetheless uncertain of competing in Tokyo.
Japan’s top-ranked ladies’s and males’s tennis gamers — Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori — additionally added their voices to the issues, saying the dangers of holding the Olympics amid the pandemic ought to proceed to be rigorously mentioned.
Federer, a father of 4, stated he had taken the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
“I’m glad that I could do it, with all the traveling I do,” stated Federer, who will play the Geneva Open subsequent week, his second match since returning in March after a 12 months out due to knee issues.
“Even if I’m staying in Switzerland, I think there are advantages. Above all, I did it for others because I don’t want to give it to anyone else, even if I still remain very careful.
“We’re very cautious with the household and with our mates.”