Roger Federer doesn't have anything to prove, says former World No.1 Ilie Nastase

Former French and US Open champion Romanian Ilie Nastase says that Roger Federer should not be advised on the proper time to quit professional tennis.

updated: November 26, 2013 20:46 IST
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Roger Federer should be given full freedom to play on for as long as he wants to, feels former world number one Ilie Nastase. According to the Romanian tennis great, the Swiss legend should play on until he is 60.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion has slipped to sixth in the world rankings and has won one ATP title in 2013. His poor form this year has urged many to suggest that he is no longer a force to reckon with. Nastase, though, says Federer does not have anything to prove.

"I think he should play for as long as he wants. Roger Federer doesn't have to anything to prove, he can play to 60 if he wants to," Nastase was quoted as saying by the Romanian media.

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