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Federer top of the world - and into Rotterdam final

2018-02-17 22:28
Roger Federer (Gallo Images)

Rotterdam - Roger Federer celebrated becoming the oldest man to reach the world No 1 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 No 81 who had enjoyed a memorable week by reaching the semi-finals as a 'lucky loser'.

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.

Result at the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis tournament on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Semi-finals

Roger Federer (SUI x1) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x2) bt David Goffin (BEL x4) 6-3, 0-1 - retired

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