ROGER FEDERER NEWS
February 18, 2018 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands
After already locking in the number one spot on the ATP earlier in the week, Roger captured his 97th title in Rotterdam.
Needing just under an hour to capture his 3rd Rotterdam title, the Swiss star put the pressure on Grigor Dimitrov. He played with confidence and blasted winners off both wings to demonstrating just why he is currently holding the number one rankin on the ATP Tour. Roger won the match 6-2, 6-2 to complete another whirlwind week for the Federer camp.
"It's definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life," said Roger. "It's unbelievable to get my 97th title and get back to World No. 1. It's very special."
February 16, 2018 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands
At 36 years old, Roger became the oldest man in history to take over the number one spot on the ATP. Yet another milestone captured by the Swiss star and celebrated by players, coaches and fans old and young.
Facing Robin Hasse in his Quarterfinal match, Roger just needed to clinch the win to take the number one spot, however Hasse was not going to make it easy. Hasse cam out strong and looked to pose a challenge for Roger after taking the first set. Unfortunately as the match went on, Hasse seemed to struggle with some health issues, even throwing up on the side of the court. But nothing phased Roger as ge settled in and showed the world why he is number one consolidating the win 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
He surpasses both Andre Agassi and Serena Williams number 1 records and adds another accomplishment to his resume by holding the number one spot on tour as the oldest person.
“Reaching No 1 is one of, if not the ultimate achievement in our sport,” Roger said. “Sometimes at the beginning you just kind of get there because you played so well but later you have to fight for it and have to wrestle it back from someone who deserves to be there. When you are older you maybe have to put double the work in. This maybe means the most to me in my career.”
The tournament isn't over yet for Roger as he faces Andres Seppi in the semifinals.
February 15, 2018 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands
Roger faced veteran, Philip Kohlschreiber, today in the round of 16. The German came out looking strong and playing at the top of his game, challenging Roger to a tie-break in the 1st. Neither player let up in the second, and the two battled. Roger was able to break at 5-5 and serve out the match to capture the win 7-6(10), 7-5.
Roger takes one step closer to becoming the number one player on the ATP.
February 14, 2018 --Rotterdam, Netherlands
Looking fresh and ready to compete, Roger took the court today for his first round match against Ruben Bemelmans at the Rotterdam Open. He spent just 18 minutes capturing the first set. And continued to drill winners off both wings as he won the match 6-1. 6-2 in 47 minutes.
The 36-year-old takes one step closer to reaching that number one ranking. He will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Round of 16.
February 7, 2018
Roger has decided to participate in the 45th Rotterdam Tournament which begins February 12th.
This will be Roger's 9th appearance and he won the tournament in 2005 and 2012.
"The tournament is special for me. I remember playing for the first time in 1999 as it was one of the first events where I got the chance to play at the highest level. It feels good to join in the celebrations of the 45th edition."
Currently ranked number 2, the Swiss star has the opportunity to take over the number 1 spot next week if he gets to the Semifinals. He will become the oldest player on the ATP to take over that number 1 ranking.