Roger Federer Makes More Tennis History With Rotterdam Title

Roger Federer Makes More Tennis History With Rotterdam Title

Playing flawless tennis, the 20-times major victor carried the momentum forward in the second set to seal a 97th career title and third in Rotterdam having won in 2005 and 2012.

This morning, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning the tournament for good measure.

The 36-year-old Federer racked up his 14th win from 15 matches with 33-year-old Seppi, the world number 81 who had enjoyed a memorable week in the Dutch port city by reaching the semi-finals as a "lucky loser".

"What a week it's been. I try to change everything but still I play bad", she said. "The goal was to make the semis and I won the tournament so of course I'm incredibly excited and so, so happy".

Federer extended his domination over the player once dubbed "Baby Fed" for the similarities in their playing style, registering his seventh victory in as many meetings.

It is Federer's 97th career title.

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"Roger Federer has amply demonstrated what he is and did not need to return to No 1 to prove it", Nadal told Spanish radio Carrusel.

The moment when these two will no longer bless us with their rivalry on the court will come one day, but the Spaniard insists that he hopes him and Federer will have more battles to come in the future.

Federer told www.atpworldtour.com: "It's definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life".

Federer beat his Bulgarian counterpart 6-2 6-2 in just 56 minutes to claim his 97th career title.

It was a Federer masterclass all the way as the Swiss won nine out of 11 first serve points and broke Dimitrov twice to stamp his authority with a 6-2 scoreline in the first set.

After dropping the first set 6-3, the Belgian fourth seed had the worst of luck in the opening game of the second set against Bulgarian Dimitrov, with the ball taking a fluke bounce off his frame and striking him in the left eye.

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