Photo: Mesut Ozil sends heartfelt message to Arsenal midfielder’s friend

The Arsenal midfielder has a special message for Australian Open champion Roger Federer

A photo posted by Mesut Özil (@m10_official) on

Mesut Ozil was one of many sport stars to send congratulations to Roger Federer after the Swiss ace won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday.

The Germany international was captivated by the enthralling battle between Federer and his friend/foe Rafael Nadal during a five-set thriller in Melbourne as two greats of the game looked to reach the summit of their sport after a long absence.

The 33-year-old came from a break down in the fifth set to secure a famous 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory over Nadal and win his fifth Australian Open title and 18th Major to leave Federer well clear in terms of all-time Grand Slam winners.

Ozil posted the above message on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption following Federer’s unforgettable triumph:

“What an exciting final! 🎾🇨🇭🏆 Congrats to my friend @RogerFederer! #legend #tennis #AustralianOpen”

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The Gunners signed five players in the summer transfer window.

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