Newly crowned world number one Roger Federer strolled to a third Rotterdam Open title and 97th career singles title as he dismantled Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in Rotterdam on Sunday.
The 36-year-old Swiss capped off a memorable week, one in which he became the oldest world number one in the sport’s history, as he stormed to a 6-2, 6-2 win in under an hour, extending his domination over a player dubbed as ‘Baby Fed’ as he registered his seventh victory in as many matches.
“What a week it’s been. Absolutely amazing,” Federer said. “The goal was to make the semis and I won the tournament so of course I’m incredibly excited and so, so happy.”
Federer’s third title at the Rotterdam tournament comes a day before he officially returns to the top of the rankings, more than five years after he was last world number one.