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Kohli on Nadal crying alongside Federer: 'Most beautiful sporting picture ever'


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Roger Federer's career in professional tennis came to an end on Friday as he played his last match at the Laver Cup.

India batter Virat Kohli reacted to the viral picture, and he took to Twitter to say: "Who thought rivals can feel like this towards each other. That's the beauty of sport,"

"This is the most beautiful sporting picture ever for me. When your companions cry for you, you know why you've been able to do with your god given talent. Nothing but respect for these 2,"

The 41-year-old played a doubles match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal. However, he did not have a fairytale ending as the duo stumbled to defeat. 

After the match, Federer was in tears and was seen getting emotional. Nadal, also could not hold back his tears and the picture of the duo getting emotional in tandem is now going viral.

Australia opening batter David Warner also reacted to the viral picture of Nadal and Federer.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "these two pics sum up what sports about. Loved their rivalry, but most importantly the respect for each other."

Federer won eight Wimbledon titles, he went on to win five US Open titles, 1 French Open title and 6 Australian Open titles.

Over his career, Federer enjoyed a great rivalry with the likes of Nadal and Djokovic. Touted as the 'Big Three', these stars dominated the sport like no one else has.