Federer, the record 20-time Grand Slam winner, will reclaim the number one ranking he last held in October 2012 when the new ATP rankings are published on Monday. He has played two tournaments this year and won both - the other being January's Australian Open. He is three years older than American Andre Agassi was when previously holding the record for oldest No.1 back in 2003.
"I will definitely check out the new ranking on Monday morning. To make sure that no mistake has been made."Roger Federer?? doesn't seem to believe he really is the new World No.1 ?#abnamrowtt pic.twitter.com/rqvzgUgIkc — ABN AMRO WTT (@abnamrowtt) February 18, 2018
This was his third title in Rotterdam following successes in 2005 and 2012 and he now stands 12-0 for the season. The iconic Swiss star needed just 55 minutes to dispatch Dimitrov who looked to be under-cooked in the quickfire final. Federer now stands a perfect 7-0 over the Bulgarian in their head-to-head series. Two breaks per set were enough for Federer to advance to the trophy.
Thank you Rotterdam! You broke the record for attendance.. 120k people! It was an amazing atmosphere ???? pic.twitter.com/yAVl8woRgH— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 18, 2018