Roger Federer, your tennis became a habit: Sachin Tendulkar pens heartfelt note to tennis great

Roger Federer, your tennis became a habit: Sachin Tendulkar pens heartfelt note to tennis great

Sachin Tendulkar penned a heartfelt message to Roger Federer and said that his tennis has become a habit for fans. Federer announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams during his career (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Federer announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from tennis
  • The Laver Cup will be Federer’s last ATP Tour event
  • Tendulkar thanked Federer for all the memories on the court

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday, September 15 penned a heartfelt note to Roger Federer after the tennis great announced his retirement from professional tennis. Sachin Tendulkar, who rarely missed an opportunity to watch the artist in action, echoed the thoughts of millions and millions of tennis fans with a heartfelt post on Twitter.

Federer, on Thursday, announced in a lengthy statement that he would be moving away from the sport and the Laver Cup event will be his last on the ATP Tour.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I’m 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt of, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career,” said Federer in his statement.

In a heartfelt message to Federer, Tendulkar hailed the 41-year-old’s career and said that people fell in love with his brand of tennis. He said that his game slowly became a habit for everyone and habits never retire. Tendulkar ended his message by thanking Federer for all the wonderful memories.

“What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us. Thank you for all the wonderful memories,” said Tendulkar.

Virat Kohli also posted a message for Federer where he hailed him as the greatest of all time.

“The greatest of all time. King Roger,” said Kohli.

With the announcement on Thursday, Federer brings the curtains down on an illustrious career spanning for over 24 years.

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