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Hingis denies Olympic comeback claims

Saturday, May 26 2012 by SNTV

  • Intro:

    Former world number one Martina Hingis has denied that she will be returning to tennis to partner Roger Federer at the London Olympics.


    A lesson from the most famous couple in tennis is one thing.

    But, if you are not satisfied with Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi, what about throwing Goran Ivanisevic and Martina Hingis on to the same court?

    With 36 Grand Slam singles titles between the former players, children were treated to a tennis masterclass during a coaching clinic in Taiwan.

    At 31 years old, Hingis could still be playing professionally - Roger Federer certainly thinks so after asking her to play doubles with him at the Olympics?

    SOUNDBITE: (English) Martina Hingis

    It wasn't exactly like that. We had a long chat. I think, for him, he finished the season so well last year so I am sure he was thinking about playing 100 per cent his single this year. Being at the Wimbledon, being on the grass, so that's one thing that he hasn't won yet is the Olympic game. Being a defending double championship as well, I think two events is a lot of him within days. Plus, I haven't played for give years so it is a bit crazy, two things together. So we decided together that we are not going to play".

    Agassi won all four Grand Slam titles, including the French Open in 1999.

    This year's edition gets underway on Sunday with Rafael Nadal looking to maintain his dominance on the Parisian clay with a seventh title in eight years.

    The former greats could be watching history be created in Paris - if Nadal is victorious again, he will match Pete Sampras' record of seven titles at a single slam.

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