When it comes to cricket, the first name that comes to our mind is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar because he has made the sport much more popular. He is famously referred to as the “God of Cricket”.
On the other side of the coin, when it comes to Tennis, the one and only name that comes to the fans’ mind is none other than legendary Roger Federer, without any doubt.
Federer is the greatest Tennis player to have graced the sport. Recently, he wrapped up his professional Tennis career by playing his last match at Laver Cup. He played alongside his close friend and rival Rafael Nadal in doubles but unfortunately, the duo ended up on the losing side.
The likes of Tiafoe and Sock who are part of Team World beat Team Europe (Federer and Nadal). After the game, Federer got emotional as he shed tears and was lost for words in his retirement speech at the post-match ceremony.
Surprisingly, even Rafael Nadal also shed tears upon seeing his friend Roger crying. The video clip spread like wildfire on social media channels.
Meanwhile, former Indian captain Virat Kohli congratulated legend, Roger Federer, by paying him a rich tribute on Twitter.
“It is a great honour for me to be able to send this video to you congratulating you on a phenomenal career that has given us so many beautiful moments and memories. I personally had the chance to meet you at the Australian Open in 2018, and it is something that I will never forget in my life,” Kohli said.
He further added, “One thing that stood out for me when watching you play, was the fact that so many people around the world, not just in the world of tennis got behind you, supporting you and that kind of unity I have never seen for any other individual athlete ever
“That is something that can’t be created or generated. You had that special ability. It was very evident when we watched you play. And the aura you brought on the court is unmatchable.” “Sure next phase you will have as much fun as you did on the court,” said Kohli.
“Thanks @virat.kohli I hope to make it to India soon”, Roger Federer’s response to Virat Kohli’s message to him read.