Federer took to Instagram and said he is looking forward to coming to India soon. “Thank you @ViratKohli, hope to go to India soon,” he wrote in his Instagram story.
“Hi Roger, it is a great honor for me to send this video to congratulate you on a phenomenal career that has brought us so many beautiful moments and memories,” Kohli said in an official video message from ATP.
Thanks for all the incredible memories, Roger ? @rogerfederer | #RForever | @imVkohli https://t.co/VjPtVp9aq6
— ATP tour (@atptour) 1664412138000
“I personally had the chance to meet you at the Australian Open in 2018, something I will never forget in my life. One thing that struck me, even watching you play, was the fact that so many people around the world “Not just in the world of tennis, standing behind you, supporting you and that kind of unity I’ve never seen for any other individual athlete ever. That’s something that cannot be created, that cannot be generated in any way,” added the star fitting.
Kohli further wished tennis every success in his future endeavors.
“You always had that special ability. It was very clear when we saw you play and the look you brought onto the pitch is unmatchable. And for me you will always be the best of all time. I am sure that in the next phase of your life you will have as much fun and pleasure as on the field. I wish you and your family all the best too. Take care,” said the former India skipper.
The Swiss tennis legend announced his retirement from competitive tennis on September 15, declaring that the recently concluded Laver Cup would be his last Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event as a player. Federer took to Twitter to announce his retirement via letter.
Federer took to Twitter to announce his retirement via letter. He won 103 ATP singles titles and a total of 1,251 matches during his illustrious career. Federer also has 20 . won Grand Slam titles, including a record-breaking eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 1663247998000
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event. I will of course play more tennis in the future, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour. This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything from the tour. But at the same time there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the happiest people on the planet,” Roger Federer wrote in his retirement letter.