May 13 -  Roger Federer (pictured) has no plans to hang up his racquet and retire from tennis after the London 2012 Olympics, he insisted today.

The 16-time grand slam champion and world number one has dismissed speculation he will step away from the sport following the London Games.

"People think I'm going to retire at the 2012 Olympics - which is not true," the 28-year-old told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Even though you never know, it depends on your body,

"I would like to play beyond that so we'll see how it goes."

Federer won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008 when he partnered Stanislas Wawrinka as they won the men's doubles.

But he has never won a medal in the singles.

Federer will begin the defence of his French Open title at Roland Garros later this month and insists his hunger to add to his 62 career titles remains and he is yet to even contemplate retirement.

The Swiss said: "I don't have a problem saying this is the second half of my career because I do have kids and a lot of things have changed around me.

"It's a lot of fun right now and I obviously want to do this as long as possible.

"The moment you start questioning yourself and asking, 'How am I going to go out of this sport?' - well it's never crossed my mind.

"It's just not something I'm even in the mood to think about."

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