Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer closes in on No 1 spot with hard-fought win over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber
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Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer closes in on No 1 spot with hard-fought win over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber

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Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one on Friday, a remarkable achievement for the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who admitted he "never imagined" he'd get the opportunity. The 36-year-old faces Dutchman Robin Haase in the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open where victory will allow him to replace old rival and close friend Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings. The Swiss would surpass Andre Agassi, who held the top spot in 2003 aged 33 years and 131 days.

It would be Federer's first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top spot in February 2004.

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