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Roger Federer undecided on carrying Swiss flag at Olympics

The 17-time Grand Slam champion says he might give the honor to someone else.

By Associated Press / July 9, 2012

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, on July 8.

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WIMBLEDON, England

Roger Federer has not decided whether to accept an offer to carry Switzerland's flag during the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics.

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Federer says he might give the honor to someone else.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was the Swiss flag-bearer at two other Summer Games.

He teamed with Stanislas Wawrinka to win a gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Speaking Monday a day after winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title, Federer says an announcement on the flag choice could come "in the next 10 days or so."

The opening ceremonies are July 27. The Olympic tennis competition, which is being held at the All England Club, starts the following day.

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