Roger Federer, Martina Hingis to pair up in Rio Olympics
Geneva: Roger Federer is expected to play mixed doubles with fellow Swiss national Martina Hingis at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Le Matin Dimanche newspaper reported, revealing what the paper called a "Dream Team".
Roger Federer (right) and Martina Hingis celebrate during an entertainment event in the Pat Rafter Arena on Day 1 of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January 4, 2015. Pic/AFP
There had been widespread speculation that the two Swiss stars would team up. Hingis had reportedly made the offer to play with Federer and was waiting for a response from the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles.
"Federer will play with Hingis. It's decided," Le Matin Dimanche said in a report that listed the composition of the Swiss "probable teams" for Rio.
Federer had reportedly promised to declare his openness to the prospective Hingis pairing by the end of the year.
Federer is also set to play men's doubles with Stan Wawrinka, the current World No 4 , with 11 ATP titles to his name, the paper reported.