Belinda Bencic ensured that the Swiss flag flew proudly at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She had an incredible run in Tokyo, winning the gold medal in the women’s singles event after defeating Marketa Vondrousova in the final.
She also won silver in the doubles event, teaming with Viktorija Golubic.
Following her success in the 2020 Olympics, she disclosed the assistance she received from Roger Federer, a fellow Swiss player.
Bencic claimed Federer was really encouraging to her during her Olympic journey, especially before the tense final match.
Roger Federer encourages Belinda Bencic
Bencic defeated some of the best players in women’s tennis, including Barbora Krejcikova and Elena Rybakina, on her way to Olympic gold.
She faced Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the finals. As the match progressed to the deciding set, both players appeared courageous.
Belinda Bencic, on the other hand, controlled the third set from the start, clinching the victory and claiming an unbelievable Olympic gold medal.
She expressed gratitude for the well-wishes she received after her incredible achievement. Roger Federer, in particular, was mentioned by her.
“I am happy for Roger’s support because he has been a rock in my career and someone who I can always ask questions and ask for tips,” she said on ITF World.
Bencic is eternally grateful to Federer for his support and has dedicated her achievement to him. Regrettably, the maestro has never won an Olympic gold medal in his professional career.
Bencic’s most recent competition was the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, which he won after a strong showing at the US Open. She reached to the competition’s quarter-finals, where she faced Elena Rybakina.
Due to a knee injury sustained during the match, Bencic was forced to grant Rybakina a walkover in the second set.
Since then, the Swiss have withdrawn from all WTA tournaments, including the BNP Paribas Open, which is now underway.