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Roger Federer wants Martina Hingis partnership

Federer wants Hingis partnership
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Roger Federer is trying tempt Martina Hingis out of retirement for the London 2012 Olympics.

Roger Federer has revealed that he plans to talk to Martina Hingis about the pair forming a doubles partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Swiss pair linked up in 2001 to claim the Hopman Cup and 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer would be keen on a reunion should he decide to take part in the mixed doubles.

Hingis, 30, retired from tennis in 2007 but Federer believes that they could form a strong team.

"If I played mixed doubles with anyone it would be Hingis just because she's an amazing player," said the 30-year-old.

"We had success at the Hopman Cup and we have played and practised together before.

"Even if she is retired, she might think about it at least. I approached her already a long time ago, and I guess she mentioned something to the press and it took a life of its own."

Federer also confirmed that he is considering playing singles and doubles at the Games, but has yet to make a final decision.

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