2018 ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT • ROGER’S ROTTERDAM • FEDERER ATP NUMBER ONE

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2018 ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT • ROGER'S ROTTERDAM • FEDERER ATP NUMBER ONE  |
THE WINNER OF THE 45TH EDITION OF THE #ABNAMROWTT: Roger Federer – Photo by @abnamrowtt via Twitter.

 

 

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2018

Singles – Final

[1] [WC] R. Federer (SUI) d [2] G. Dimitrov (BUL) 62 62

 

Doubles – Final

[3] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) d [2] O. Marach (AUT) / M. Pavic (CRO) 26 62 10-7

 

ROGER FEDERER WINS HIS THIRD ROTTERDAM TITLE; FRENCHMEN TRIUMPH IN DUBS

-Two days after securing a return to the top spot in the ATP Rankings, Roger Federer notched his 97th tour-level trophy on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam.

-Federer won a record third Rotterdam title, having previously triumphed in 2005, defeating his current coach Ivan Ljubicic, and in 2012 with victory over Juan Martin del Potro.

-On Monday, the Swiss will return to World No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for the first time since 2012.

-Grigor Dimitrov was appearing in his 15th ATP World Tour final, seeking his ninth title.

-Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut ended Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic’s unbeaten start to the season (17-0), claiming their 11th team title.

-This is also Mahut’s third title in Rotterdam, having previously lifted the trophy in 2014 (w/Llodra) and 2016 (w/Pospisil).

 

WHAT THE PLAYERS HAD TO SAY AFTER •

•Federer

It’s definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life. It’s unbelievable to get my 97th title and get back to World No. 1. It’s very special.

I was expecting it to be tough today. Grigor is a great player and a great athlete and he’s been playing super well in recent months. I thought that this wasn’t going to be the result, but he looked to be struggling a bit and I never looked back. I was able to execute my tennis the way I wanted to. I’m very happy.

 

•Dimitrov

It was a great week, but I just came up short today. Anything can happen, but all credit to Roger. He deserves to win the tournament and played unbelievable tennis the whole week. He raised the bar. I just want to take the positives from the week. My goal was to come out here and play well with each match, but I just came up short today. You do the best you can and play with whatever you have. I was following my game to the capacity I could and that was the result.

 

•Herbert

They played an amazing level in the first set, we were slow to start. They played amazing and then we leveled it up. We played an amazing game in the beginning of the second [set] and then you go forwards into the [Match] Tie-break, it can go everywhere, but this time it was for us. We are really, really happy about the win today.

 

•Mahut

Winning for the first time in Rotterdam with Pierre is something great. We are pretty happy about the week, we played so many good teams, especially finally beating the undefeated team. It is something special in the final.

 

Roger Federer (L) of Switzerland is congratulated by Grigor Dimitrov (R) of Bulgaria after winning their final match of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18 February 2018. EPA-EFE/KOEN SUYK

 

 

French players Pierre-Hugues Herbert (L) and Nicolas Mahut (R) celebrate after winning the men’s doubles final of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18 February 2018. EPA-EFE/KOEN SUYK

 

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