Federer has enjoyed a stellar start to 2018, winning the Australian Open and regaining the world No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal as well.
A few years ago, the 36-year-old was being written off but Federer has since responded by silencing his critics.
And India cricket skipper Kohli has lauded Roger Federer and paid him the ultimate compliment by describing his style of play as ‘beautiful’.
“When he plays, it’s so beautiful,” the 29-year-old said.
“He has a family now, priorities set, he takes time out of the game without worrying about opinions and criticism of people and then he comes in and wins Grand Slams.
“At 36, he is defying all logic and that’s something I totally love.
“I hate following the norm and he is someone who is breaking barriers on a daily basis and I have huge respect for him.”
Kohli himself is currently taking a break from cricket, not too dissimilar to what Federer did last year.
After winning the Australian Open in 2017, the veteran skipped the clay court season and has responded by winning two of the last three Grand Slams.
And, despite being 29 and having plenty of gas left in the tank, Kohli has adopted a similar approach to his sport.
“Physically, I had a few niggles, I am just getting over those,” he said.
“The workload has started to disagree with me a little bit.
“I have to be very careful about how I go forward with my body, my mind, my cricket.”
Source : EXPRESS