Federer Destroys Dimitrov to win Rotterdam Open

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday.

The 36-year-old Swiss, the oldest ATP No 1 in history, dispatched Bulgarian second seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final in the Dutch port city.

It’s Federer’s 97th tour title, leaving American Jimmy Connors as the only man to have won more titles with 109.

Federer, who achieved a record-extending 20-time Grand Slam title earlier in the year in Melbourne, will retake the number one ranking he last held in October 2012 when the official ATP rankings are published on Monday.

The ageless Swiss maestro is three years older than American legend Andre Agassi was when previously holding the record for oldest No.1 back in 2003.

His victory in Rotterdam on Sunday was his third there following successes in 2005 and 2012.

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