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Roger Federer not thinking about retirement

Roger Federer insists he is not thinking about retirement after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Federer will contest the men’s singles and mixed doubles – alongside Martina Hingis – at the Olympics next year.

The 17-time grand slam champion needs victory in the singles in Brazil to complete a sweep of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Davis Cup and Olympic titles.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in men's singles final match at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships

He would join Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal as only the third man to achieve such a feat but is adamant he plans to keep playing.

“No plans to retire yet. I don’t have a definite date even though that would help to make things easier to plan,” Federer said.

“I’ve planned all of 2016, you know all the way through the Rio Olympics and beyond.

“I’m looking forward to next year.

“The Australian Open is obviously a big goal for me. And after that it’s going to be a long, tough year.

“So I’m happy I’m feeling fine physically and in good shape and of course, like I say so many times, I hope I’m still on tour for a while.”

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