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Bollywood director Hansal Mehta hilariously pays tribute to Roger Federer using photograph of actor Arbaaz Khan

Many times in the past netizens have often found resemblances in the appearance of Roger Federer and Arbaaz Khan

Roger Federer, Arbaaz Khan
Roger Federer and Arbaz Khan

Tennis Legend Roger Federer left his fans shocked as he announced his retirement from competitive Tennis on Thursday. As soon as Federer made the announcement, wishes began pouring in for the tennis ace from all corners of the world. Among the many tribute posts on social media for Federer, one particular post from India grabbed the attention of the fans for bizarre reasons.

Bollywood director Hansal Mehta too shared a post for the ace player but with a slight twist. He used a photo of Actor Arbaaz Khan instead of Roger Federer who has a striking resemblance to the player. He captioned it, ‘Going to miss you champion. #RogerFederer.’

Many times in the past netizens have often found resemblances in the appearance of Roger and Arbaaz, and some have even said that Arbaaz looks like Roger’s doppelganger. As soon as Mehta Tweeted, netizens were in on it and it even received a thumbs up from his fans.

Earlier, during an interview with a news portal, Arbaaz had reportedly acknowledged the similarities in their looks. The actor wondered if the Tennis star was also aware of it. He stated that he is a huge Federer fan and would love to meet him in person. Arbaaz had come to know that Roger has a house in Dubai and when he plays in the Dubai Open, he stays there. The actor added that he will try and meet him during that time.

The tennis ace has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021 before undergoing several knee surgeries. The 41-year-old is placed at the third position in terms of the total number of grand slam victories behind his main rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Legendary Rafael Nadal, who was his fiercest rival, also paid tribute to Federer on a successful career. The duo got head-to-head against each other on 40 occasions, with Nadal having a 24-16 lead over the Swiss tennis great. Despite their intense encounters on the court, both the legends continued to share a healthy friendship and were always seen enjoying each other’s successes.

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