By Chineze Ogugua
Roger Federer would become the oldest man to be ranked world number one at 36, 6 years after reaching that position.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open.
Federer needs only one match to achieve the feat and that match will be his quarter final battle against Robin Haase.
Federer became world number one for the first time in February 2004 and stayed that way till October 2012.
He slipped to the 17th position in January 2017 due to his six months absence from the sport following a knee injury.
Since January 2017, he has won eight titles, including Wimbledon last year and two Australian Opens.
The 36 year old will break the record previously held by eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi, who was 33 when he last topped the rankings in September 2003.
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