But Japan, battling a spate of infections, has extended the state of emergency in its capital, Tokyo and three areas until the end of May.
“To be honest, I don’t know what to think. I’m a bit between the two,” said Federer, who won double gold at the 2008 Beijing Games in London and a silver in singles four years later in London Swiss television broadcaster Leman Bleu on Friday.
“I would like to play in the Olympic Games and win a medal for Switzerland. That would make me particularly proud. But if it doesn’t happen because of the situation, I would be the first to understand.”
“I think what athletes need is a decision: will it happen or will it not happen?”
“At the moment we have the impression that it’s going to happen. We know it’s a fluid situation. And as an athlete, you can decide if you want to leave. If you feel like there’s a lot of resistance, it is maybe better not to go. ” . I dont know.”
Rafael Nadal, who is linked to Federer for most individual Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis at the age of 20, and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams said this week they are still not sure if they are in Tokyo should compete.
Japan’s senior tennis players – Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori – also expressed concern, saying the risks of hosting the Olympics amid the pandemic should continue to be carefully discussed.
Federer, a father of four, said he was taking the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
“I’m glad I made it all my travels,” said Federer, who will play next week at the Geneva Open, his second tournament since returning in March after a year with knee problems.
“Even if I stay in Switzerland, I think there are advantages. Above all, I’ve done it for others because I don’t want to give it to anyone else, even if I’m still very cautious.
“We are very careful with family and friends.”