The goal at start of week was to make it to the semi-finals, Federer said. It’s unbelievable to be number one again. This is one of the best weeks of my life.
On top of the world
By Roger Childs
With his victory over-night in the Rotterdam Open, Roger Federer displaces Rafal Nadal as world number one.
It was back in October 2012 that he last held that coveted spot, and most pundits did not expect a comeback.
In January 2017, after a six month break with a knee injury, he was ranked 17th.
Since then he has won three of the five grand slams and five other top titles.
At 36 he is the oldest player ever to be number one.
Sweeping away the world number four
Against Roger in the current situation he is in you can’t play any less than 100 percent. Grigor Dimitrov
The Swiss maestro only had to win his quarter final to return to the top ranking. But that objective was not enough. He beat his good friend Robin Hasse 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in that match and qualified for the final by outlasting Italian Andrea Seppi, 6-3, 7-6.
His opponent for the title was Grigor Dimitrov who won the prestigious Barclays Indoor Tournament in London last November.
However Federer was in no mood to give Dimitrov any real chance of success. In less than an hour he had demolished the Bulgarian 6-2. 6-2 to take his 97th tour title.
The next objective is 100!