Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium during their first round match of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 14 February 2018.
ROTTERDAM - Roger Federer moved to within two victories of becoming the oldest world number one of all time on Wednesday when he eased past Belgium&39;s Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-2 at the Rotterdam ATP event.
The 36-year-old needed just over 45 minutes to clinch victory and next faces Germany&39;s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Thursday.
Roger Federer’s Valentine’s Day gift to you: pic.twitter.com/fI1LaAftMO— Ed McGrogan (@EdMcGrogan) February 14, 2018
If Federer reaches the semi-finals, he will depose Rafael Nadal on top of the rankings and become the oldest world number one.