Federer on top of the world and into Rotterdam final

File photo: Roger Federer celebrated becoming the oldest man to reach the world number one. The 36-year-old Federer racked up his 14th win from 15 matches with 33-year-old Seppi. Photo: Fiona HAMILTON / TENNIS AUSTRALIA / AFP

ROTTERDAM – Roger Federer celebrated becoming the oldest man to reach the world number one ranking by making the Rotterdam Open final on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Italy's Andreas Seppi.

The 36-year-old Federer racked up his 14th win from 15 matches with 33-year-old Seppi, the world number 81 who had enjoyed a memorable week by reaching the semi-finals as a 'lucky loser'.

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Top-seeded Federer will face Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's final.

 

Dimitrov, the second seed, advanced to the semi-finals when Belgian opponent David Goffin was forced to retire after injuring his eye when the ball flew off his own racquet.

Dimitrov was leading 6-3, 0-1 at the time.

AFP

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