Tennis legend Roger Federer will convey an finish to his tennis taking part in profession subsequent week after the conclusion of Laver Cup in London. The 20-time Grand Slam champion introduced on Thursday (September 15) that was he was going to retire and the Laver Cup could be his final ATP Tour occasion. For the reason that information got here out, followers have taken to social media to pour their coronary heart out, writing farewell notes and revisiting reminiscences of Federer’s wins. The champion participant was not simply identified for his trophy assortment but additionally the grace with which he carried himself.
Former Indian cricket captain and star India batter Virat Kohli was a type of athletes who appeared as much as Federer for inspiration. He has met him just a few occasions as effectively and each time he met he appeared like a fan boy. Kohli too commented on Roger Federer’s Instagram put up. He wrote within the feedback part: ‘The best of all time. King Roger’. He additionally dropped coronary heart emojis to mirror his love and respect for the outgoing tennis legend.
Take a look at his response beneath.
One among Federer’s longest rival and good friend Rafael Nadal too shared his ideas on his retirement, calling it a tragic day for him and for the sports activities followers globally.
That is what Nadal wrote for Federer: Expensive Roger, my good friend and rival. I want today would have by no means come. It’s a tragic day for me personally and for sports activities all over the world.
It’s been a pleasure but additionally an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, residing so many wonderful moments on and off the court docket. We may have many extra moments to share collectively sooner or later, there are nonetheless a lot of issues to do collectively, we all know that.”
For now, I actually want you all of the happiness together with your spouse, Mirka, your youngsters, your loved ones and luxuriate in what’s forward of you. I’ll see you in London.”