Saturday, February 16, 2013
Federer backs squash for 2020 Games inclusion
ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - As arguably the greatest ever tennis player, Roger Federer is urging Olympic officials to back another racket sport by including squash in the programme for the 2020 Games.
The 17-times grand slam champion announced his intentions through a statement released by the ATP.
Federer will be in action later on Friday against Julien Benneteau in the quarter-finals of the World Indoor Tournament and after the match he will give a news conference with Malaysia's Nicol David, the women's world number one squash player.
Martial arts karate and wushu, rollersports, wakeboarding, squash, sports climbing, wrestling and a joint bid by baseball and softball are the candidates for the one open spot for the 2020 Games.
(Reporting by Theo Ruizenaar, editing by Pritha Sarkar)