Roger Federer becomes oldest world No 1 in tennis history as he returns to the top aged 36

ROGER FEDERER turned the oldest ever world No 1 in tennis – by placing his Haase in order.

The Swiss legend, 36, proved once more he is way from Roger the codger as he beat Holland's Robin Haase to return to the summit for the first time since November 2012

 Roger Federer has made history again - as the oldest world No 1 ever in tennis

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Roger Federer has made history once more – as the oldest world No 1 ever in tennis

Andre Agassi was 33 when he set the earlier oldest mark again in 2003.

Federer fought again to win four-6 6-1 6-1 and earn the semi-remaining place he wanted at Rotterdam's ABN Amro World Tennis Event to overhaul Spain's Rafa Nadal at the top of the international rankings.

Skysports.com report Federer as saying: "Reaching No 1 is one among, if not the final achievement in our sport.

"Typically at the starting you get there simply since you play so nicely.

 Swiss hero Roger Federer reflects on what he says might be the greatest achievement of his career - topping the world rankings aged 36

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Swiss hero Roger Federer displays on what he says could be the biggest achievement of his profession – topping the world rankings aged 36
 Twenty-time Grand Slam champ Roger Federer celebrates returning to the summit of the world rankings

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Twenty-time Grand Slam champ Roger Federer celebrates returning to the summit of the world rankings

"Later, you typically attempt to struggle it again and also you wrest it again from anyone else who deserved to be there.

"And once you're older you are feeling like you will have to put perhaps double the work in.

"So this one perhaps means the most to me all through my profession."

World No forty two Haase had misplaced his previous two matches towards Federer however took the first set right here with a ninth-recreation break of serve.

 Robin Haase could do nothing to stop Roger Federer battling back for victory

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Robin Haase might do nothing to cease Roger Federer battling again for victory
 Roger Federer provided another example of why he is the greatest ever

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Roger Federer offered one other instance of why he is the biggest ever

However Federer took growing command as soon as he broke Haase in the Dutchman's first service recreation of the second set.

And, after wrapping up victory over the tiring Haase, Federer is now chasing his third Rotterdam title.

 Things could not be looking up any better for Roger Federer as he became No 1

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Issues couldn’t be wanting up any higher for Roger Federer as he turned No 1

ROGER FEDERER turned the oldest ever world No 1 in tennis – by placing his Haase in order.

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