Federer reacts to Kohli’s heartfelt message
Tennis legend Roger Federer on Thursday reacted to Virat Kohli's heartfelt message for him, following the Swiss great's retirement from the game earlier this month.
Federer stirred a whole lot of emotions and reactions from fans across the world with his retirement announcement and his swansong tournament in a professional capacity at the Laver Cup.
The Swiss maestro has garnered the support of millions around the world through his elegance and grace and Indian cricketing hero Virat Kohli is no exception.
Federer took to his official Instagram account to react to Kohli's video message. Sharing the video on his Instagram story, Federer wrote, "Thanks @virat.kohli. I hope to make it to India soon."
Kohli sent Federer a video message enumerating the qualities of the 20-time Grand Slam champion that the cricketer admires, recollecting fond memories and above all congratulating and thanking the genius tennis player on his long and illustrious career.
In his message for the Swiss maestro, Kohli said, "I personally had the chance to meet you in Australian Open in 2018, something that I'll never ever forget in my life. One thing that stood out for me even 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've never seen for any other individual athlete ever. That is something that cannot be created, that cannot be generated in anyway.
"You had that special ability always. It was very evident when we watched you play and the aura you brought on court is unmatchable. And for me, you're always going to be the greatest of all time. I'm sure in the next phase of your life you're going to have as much fun and as much enjoyment as you did on the court. I wish you all the best and your family as well. Take care," said the India batter," he had further added.