Roger Federer went on to win the finals of Rotterdam Open after defeating 6-2 6-2 in the finals.
On Sunday the Swiss star created history after winning Rotterdam Open, his 97th career title.
What an extraordinary week in Rotterdam! Congrats, @rogerfederer! #SupportTheSwiss pic.twitter.com/XgHE3mfIFz
— Swiss Tennis (@swiss_tennis) February 18, 2018
“What a fantastic week,” the Federer said, “The goal at the start of the week was to make it to the semi-finals. This is absolutely amazing, I’m really pleased, “he added.
"The goal was to make it to the semis and I won a tournament."
Happy No.1⃣ @rogerfederer addresses the fans in Rotterdam. pic.twitter.com/o0JuxMT6xI
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 18, 2018
Meanwhile, This is his third title win in Rotterdam following his victories in 2005 and 2012.
From fashion to technology and everything in between, a lot has changed since @rogerfederer first held the No.1 spot in the ATP Rankings ?? pic.twitter.com/Gg0dOUBIdW
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) February 19, 2018
Moreover, the 36-year-old tennis star became the world’s oldest No.1 player after breaking the record held by Andre Agassi in 2003.
Out there rewriting the history books yet again ?
Ladies and gentleman, the oldest man to ever make World No.1, @RogerFederer ? pic.twitter.com/6Fa7rdrRMY
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 19, 2018
Apparently I'm the oldest tennis player with a #1️⃣ ranking. Somebody might have mentioned that to me already but I had a hard time hearing ??
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 16, 2018
On Friday Roger Federer dethroned Rafael Nadal from the top spot in ATP rankings.
Congrats, @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/8RoHdfahxv
— Optimist☀️ (@VolleyMePlease) February 18, 2018
After gaining the topmost position, Federer decided to thank his fans and 120,000 spectators on his social media handle who were present at the tennis match.
On Twitter, he wrote,” Thank you Rotterdam! You broke the record for attendance.. 120k people! It was an amazing atmosphere.”
Thank you Rotterdam! You broke the record for attendance.. 120k people! It was an amazing atmosphere ???? pic.twitter.com/yAVl8woRgH
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 18, 2018
Meanwhile, Federer is expecting to rest after successively winning Rotterdam Open and Australian Open.
While it is said that Roger Federer may play the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship which is beginning on February 26, 2018.
Open Plea To Roger Federer: PLEASE Come To Dubai For The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championshipshttps://t.co/kQzKWfer5s pic.twitter.com/CHCtUDvmtp
— Lovin Dubai (@lovindubai) February 19, 2018
On this news, Tournament director of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Salah Tahlak said, “It’s like 50-50. We are still hoping that he will come because you know he loves Dubai and Dubai Duty Free.”
Further, he added, “His first career title came in Milan and that tournament was owned by Dubai Duty Free. So it’s always on his mind. And he has been good to Dubai and Dubai has been good to him. But sometimes we can’t push beyond the borders. He is a human being and he has his priorities.”
Federer at the age of 36 is playing a top game of his career but he is still unsure about his future in the world of tennis.
Hopefully, he keeps on playing like this and keeps delighting his fans for some more years.