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‘One of the best weeks of my life’, says Federer after 97th title

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title, and declared it "one of the best weeks of my life". The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed ailing Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109. "What a fantastic week," top seed Federer said. "The goal at start of week was to make it to the semi-finals. This is absolutely…