Roger Federer Insists He Will Remain Part Of Tennis World After Retirement

Roger Federer has announced that the 2022 Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London will be his final tournament in professional tennis having been named as part of Team Europe for the competition.

The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion insists, however, that he will remain a familiar face on the tennis circuit - though he is not yet sure in what capacity.

Roger Federer has told fans that he will not be "a ghost" and he intends to remain part of the tennis world as he prepares to retire from the sport.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will bow out of professional tennis at the 2022 Laver Cup in London after more than two decades on the ATP circuit.

Federer has not played competitively since Wimbledon last year after undergoing season-ending knee surgery at the end of last summer, and announced his decision to retire last week.

The 41-year-old insists, though, that while the Laver Cup will be his final appearance on the tour, he hopes to remain involved in the sport - even if he is not yet sure in what capacity that will be.

Federer said that the Laver Cup felt like the best place to bow out, rather than announcing his retirement around a Grand Slam.

Federer will play just a sole doubles match at the Laver Cup as he prepares to return to court after more than a year out of action.