Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2018 22:52 IST

Rotterdam [Netherlands], Feb 18 (ANI): Roger Federer, the oldest man to become the world number 1 in tennis, won the Rotterdam Open here on Sunday, defeating Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov.

The twenty-time Grand Slam champion recorded a comfortable two-set victory over second seed Dimitrov.

Federer swept aside world number five Dimitrov 6-2-6-2 for his 97th title.

The legendary tennis player had entered the tournament as a wildcard and took advantage of Rafael Nadal's absence, who was the world number 1 until Federer won his quarter-final on Friday.

Federer, first became world number one in February 2004, and had not topped the rankings since October 2012. He, infact, slipped to a low of 17th in January 2017. (ANI)