Two more victories for Federer up to No. 1
In Rotterdam, Roger Federer quickly clears an outsider out of the way. In a semi-finals draw, the Swiss player can return to the tennis throne.
The old Swiss champion Roger Federer is only two victories away before his historic return to the tennis throne.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner won his opening game at the ATP tournament in Rotterdam against Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-1,6-2.
With a semi-final draw in the Netherlands, Federer would be the oldest world number one in history on Monday at 36 years, six months and eleven days.
Possible stumbling block on the way back to the top after more than five years is for Federer in the round of sixteen on Thursday the Augsburg Philipp Kohlschreiber, who had prevailed against the Russian Karen Hachanov on Tuesday.