Evergreen Federer seals Rotterdam hat-trick

Roger Federer hitting a forehand en route to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for his third Rotterdam Open title yesterday. He claimed his 97th career title in just 55 minutes, capping off a memorable week. The 36-year-old Swiss will
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Roger Federer hitting a forehand en route to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for his third Rotterdam Open title yesterday.

He claimed his 97th career title in just 55 minutes, capping off a memorable week.

The 36-year-old Swiss will today become the oldest ATP world No. 1.

In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles than Federer, with 109.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2018, with the headline 'Evergreen Federer seals Rotterdam hat-trick'. Print Edition | Subscribe