One of the athletes who will surely remember the Tokyo Games with very warm feelings is Belinda Bencic. The world №12 became the new Olympic champion after a victory in three sets over Marketa Vondrushova in the final clash. Bencic’s success is historic, as she became the first representative of Switzerland to win an Olympic title in singles.
Unsurprisingly, one of the first people to celebrate this huge triumph for Swiss tennis was Roger Federer. The maestro has repeatedly said that Bencic is his best friend among the players from the women’s tour, and the two have a very successful partnership on the court. It was Federer and Bencic who brought Switzerland two consecutive titles in the Hopman Cup tournament, after beating Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, who represented Germany, in the finals in 2018 and 2019.
Shortly after today’s final, the 20-time Grand Slam champion posted a photo of Bencic on his Instagram account, posing with the gold medal, and wrote the laconic “History” as text for the frame.
Before the tournament in Tokyo, Bencic and Federer were expected to participate in the mixed doubles tournament together, but this did not happen, as the world №9 decided not to travel to Japan.