FEDERER CLAIMS TITLE NUMBER 97 IN ROTTERDAM12 february 2018
Roger Federer has become the winner of the 45th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The best tennis player of all times beat the number five of the world Grigor Dimitrov in a sold out Rotterdam Ahoy with twice 6-2.
"What a week!" Roger Federer beamed during the awards ceremony. "I am the number one in the world again and I also win this great tournament where I have been enjoying myself for years. Maybe I'll come back to this tournament one more time, but I will not play that long anymore. This is one of the weeks in my career that I will never forget. "
Roger Federer won Dutch biggest ATP tournament for the third time and that is also a new record. The Swiss only had the necessary opposition from the second placed Grigor Dimitrov in the first games. "I was expecting a heavier match against a big player like Grigor, who has experienced a strong development in recent months, but I played a great final and hit the balls with aggressive tennis and I am very happy with this title."
Federer, who played in Rotterdam for the ninth time, is approaching the hundred tournament titles. "It is unbelievable to win my 97th tournament victory, and my return to the first place on the world rankings is also very special, and all this in Rotterdam in one week, but tomorrow I will check for sure whether this tournament win at the ATP ranking is well processed and I am again the new number one in the world. "