Chelsea’s fourth successive league win arrived despite reported unrest involving defender David Luiz.
Pep Guardiola’s side made it 11 wins from 12 matches to equal the record start to their 2011-12 title triumph under Roberto Mancini.
Rafael Nadal also made an astonishing comeback from an injury-plagued 2016 to win the French and U.S. Open titles.
Despite tougher tests to come this week with a trip to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday before Valencia, Valverde named his strongest available side.
Ozil had moved on to 34 chances created this season and 45 assists since making his Arsenal debut – both more than any other Premier League player.
On the opening day, defending champions ATK and last year’s runners-up Kerala Blasters FC could not break the deadlock in Kochi.
The result lifted Arsenal to fifth in the Premier League, one point behind Tottenham, and earned them a first victory in the north London derby in seven attempts.
Barcelona, who were leading 1-0 at Leganes at half-time thanks to a goal by Luis Suarez, are four points clear of a resurgent Valencia.
Federer, who has won the ATP Finals six times, in Houston, Shanghai and London, has enjoyed a remarkable 2017 season after a long layoff in 2016.