Great player, nice career. A pleasing game too. Even not too long ago, was a perennial 35-20 guy who never quite made the jump to stay consistently in that 15ish group but I don't think it was lack of talent
Given the score in the thumbnail he was getting steamrolled after winning the first set in a tiebreak. Run for his money my ass
His biggest win was RG 2009 when he straight setted co-favourite Djokovic in the third round who just won Rome two weeks earlier
He was always very consistent. If he were choosing his career highlights, I'm sure he'd point to being the champion in Munich three times and Kitzbuhel twice, both "hometown" tournaments for him. Also, beating Djokovic at 2009 RG and 2019 Indian Wells. He also made the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and was a champion in Halle.
I remember he ended up having to play John Isner in the third round of the US Open three years in a row, and he won all three matches.
He wasn't flashy, but his game was always pleasant to watch. A career to be proud of for sure.
Guess it was coming but still a bittersweet decision, after a career most pros would dream of. Even if never quite reaching the pinnacle, the veteran German for me was almost always a pleasure to watch.
Wishing Kohli all the best in his post-playing days