Roger Federer has become the number one player in world, making him the oldest player to ever top the ATP world rankings at 36. The previous record was held by Andre Agassi, who reached the summit at the age of 33.
Roger Federer has become the oldest world number one in ATP history by reaching the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open.
The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner surpasses Andre Agassi, who held the top spot aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003, as the oldest man to claim the world number one spot.
It is Federer’s first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004.