World number one Novak Djokovic is among the competitors out to challenge Federer for Olympic gold.
Federer bin no show for Rio 2016.Serbia Djokovic, and im rival Rafael Nadal, don come out to tok say dem go compete for Tokyo and now the three players don set the scene for highly competitive tournament.
While confirming the big news, the 38-year-old legendary player quoted on BBC, "At the end of the day, my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again".
The UNIQLO exho was to have co-starred stablemate Kei Nishikori.
'I carried the flag twice for Switzerland in Athens and Beijing as well, I got a gold and a silver so I'd love to play again, I'm very excited'.
Roger Federer has announced he will compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men's singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion did win a doubles gold alongside fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka at Beijing in 2008, but when he got to the London singles final in 2012 he was hammered 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 by an inspired Andy Murray.
He added: 'We met at the Olympics back in 2000 - we kissed there for the very first time and every Olympics after that was very special and it did hurt me a lot when I missed Rio because of my knee issues in '16'.
Federer has won his home country tournament an incredible 9 times since he first triumphed in 2006 and few would bet against him making it 10 in 2019.
Roger Federer will play the Olympic Games.
"I just want to give it the best chance I have and see if I can make another medal. Figuring out the U.S. Open, what do with the clay (Roland Garros), what to do with the grass (Wimbledon) and just how that all lines up".
"I'll try to be ready for the Tokyo Olympics in great shape", the Serb told reporters. Could you imagine if I won the gold?
"I'd like to reach the final and go further than in Beijing".