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TI Week In Review: Federer Returns To #1, Kvitová Back To The Top Ten

Let’s recap the tournament news from the week. Roger Federer has returned to #1 in the world, and solidified his position by defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 at the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam. (Wilson Tennis has some free image downloads here, and you can shop the latest RF gear from Nike here and here!)

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.

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In Doha Qatar, Petra Kvitová defeated Garbiñe Muguruza 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the final. This is her second straight title, and returns her to the WTA Top Ten. She’s run up 13 straight match wins, and this all the more amazing when you consider where she was this time a year ago, just beginning to recover from that terrible December 2016 knife attack.

And in New York, Kevin Anderson defeated Sam Querrey for the title, while Dominic Thiem won the Argentina Open.

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