Federer One Win From No. 1 Ranking; Dimitrov v Rublev Friday
by Staff | February 15th, 2018, 5:10 pm
  • 99 Comments

Roger Federer knocked off fellow veteran and good friend Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8), 7-5 to reach the Rotterdam quarterfinals and move within just one match win of returning to No. 1, a position he hasn’t held in five years.

In his way will be Robin Haase.

The 36-year-old is set to become the oldest No. 1 in ATP ranking history. The last time the Swiss held No. 1 was back on October 4, 2012.

Federer took a late wildcard into the event. He now leads Kohlschreiber 13-0 and has won both career meetings against Haase.

Also, Grigor Dimitrov won by a nearly identical score as Federer, defeating Filip Krajinovic 7-6(4), 7-5.

“I’m just trying to find my rhythm around the court right now,” Dimitrov said. “I played well in the first set by winning the most important points. It’s great to get a win on those days you aren’t playing that well; it gives you confidence.”

Russian youngsters Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev were also victorious. Rublev will now face Dimitrov while Medvedev meets Andreas Seppi.

On the other quarterfinal, Tomas Berdych will take on David Goffin.


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99 Comments for Federer One Win From No. 1 Ranking; Dimitrov v Rublev Friday

skeezer Says:

Bird vs Goffin is interesting, Like to see that.
But we all know why we’re here, seeing Fed get back to #1 and have another all time record which he should have had last year.
Go get it Fed!


Humble Rafa Says:

I will say it again whether you like it or not. No.1 is a full time job, not for part timers. Tennis deserves better.


skeezer Says:

Clowns keep hatin and whinin on Fed, and he just keeps “winning”. Lovin it!
#20
#number1acomin?


rognadfan Says:

^^U bet


rognadfan Says:

HR, Mr. Obnoxious-
again, when I told you the obvious, you gave me a cool nick-name and brushed it off. So I’ll say it again- that’s the path you should follow. You are forced to be a part timer every other year anyway, with that physical play of yours.


skeezer Says:

HR can’t keep a full time job. Doesn’t he get it? He’ s a part timer, lol.


Dc Says:

Goat of all sports will soon do the unbelievable. The few fed haters in the world will have sleepless nights thinking about Feds achievements and how their fav player will overtake fed now.


Willow Says:

Im not a Fed hater, but i dont believe in GOAT of all sports, as all sports are different, GOAT of tennis, ill leave it at that ….


Willow Says:

Very nice picture by the way, love a man in a suit, Grigors gorgeous ;-)


Willow Says:

I Expect if Federer is your favorite player, and tennis is your favorite sport, you would probably say, hes not only the greatest ever tennis player, he is also the greatest sportsman ever anyway….


t4t Says:

skeezer @ 8:46pm ( Feb 15th). You admit you watch Frauderer, not tennis.Fortunately for you, Frauderer is immortal ( Dracula) so he might be persuaded to play forever and the Cult will be learning to count big numbers.
#Fakehistorybeingmade


Gogo Says:

haters gonna hate
after they are gone, Fed will stil be GOAT


Pamela Says:

Gogo – you put it perfectly!


Pamela Says:

Humble rafa – you consider Rafa a full time player??? Seems to me he misses quite a bit these days as well


Pamela Says:

Skewer – With you 1000%!! Very exciting and hoping Roger reaches his goal.. He fought long and hard to get back to where he is today. Even haters like humble rafa, (if they can be objective) would have to give Roger credit for coming back as he did


Willow Says:

Pamela i very much doubt HR is even a Rafa fan, or even a tennis fan very much, his posts never make much sense anyway ….


jatin Says:

So excited for this match.
Go Fed


Humble Rafa Says:

Any player who misses intentionally the most interesting, dense, fair season every year is not worry of number 1. Hope he loses today.


Daniel Says:

0-40 Fed could not capitalize. But a great start nonetheless


FedExpress Says:

2 BPs Haase


FedExpress Says:

broken

damn


Daniel Says:

Hasse survived the whole set for Fed to have a bad serving game and got broken at 4-4.

Hasse for the first set. Let’s see if he feels the nerve.


FedExpress Says:

Haase played the BPs well to save them

hats off

Focus Fed


Daniel Says:

He will have to do it the hard way. Hasse playing way to good for his own standard, hope he comes down second set and Fed push an extra gear. Fed was not able to pass him a single time, Hasse winning all points at the net..


FedExpress Says:

44 % first serve

and only winning 60 % off first serve


FedExpress Says:

3 BPs again

please no deja vu


Daniel Says:

Another 0-40 exactly like first set, but this time he broke.


jatin Says:

Good start in the 2nd set


FedExpress Says:

oh noooooo

here we go again 15-30


FedExpress Says:

good hold in the end.

even if he loses here. he should get it in Dubai then.


FedExpress Says:

Robin haase is a fanboy of Agassi. Thats why he is playing this well. To protect the record of his idol.


FedExpress Says:

Only joking.


Daniel Says:

Second break, quick set, hope he keeps it up in third and break right to start to say ahead in the score.


Van orten Says:

Vamos roger .. bring the set home


FedExpress Says:

double break

if he holds he will serve 2nd in the decider.
nervy


Daniel Says:

15 min second set.

1 more set to history!


jatin Says:

Some Clinic by Fed.
Hope he continues this in the 3rd set as well.


Daniel Says:

FedEx, as long as he has an 0-40 in Hasse first service game as last 2 sets, he should be fine.

He increased to 70% first serves in.


Daniel Says:

0-30 hehe


FedExpress Says:

0-30

come on fed


Daniel Says:

Double BP, break and open 2-0 to relax rest of the set.


FedExpress Says:

uhhhhhhhhhh

15-30

there was the chance
pulled the trigger too early

15-40

come onnnnnnnn


FedExpress Says:

genius

absolue genius


Daniel Says:

Wow, he wasn’t passing him only to break with this flick BH passing shot cross curt, amazing!

Fed to win third set in similar score, 6-1 or 6-2. He is just on fire now, won 30 of the last 36 points.


jatin Says:

JOKE BACKHAND PASS by Fed..
Wow


Daniel Says:

Sorry 30/40 last points


Daniel Says:

2-0, Federer like a rolling tractor. #1 statement performance these last 2 sets.


FedExpress Says:

Lol

funny moment.


Daniel Says:

Hasse needs to slow down the match kkk Do DelPo or Nadal stuff, Fed is super fast doesn’t allowing him time to breath.


Daniel Says:

Show time from Fed, amazing slices.


Van orten Says:

Fed wants it really bad now


Daniel Says:

Totally in the zone. Remarkable how he reached this level after losing first set. Its like he trigger after losing it and said, OK, now we are gonna play tennis. Super confident!


jatin Says:

GOD MODE ON


FedExpress Says:

Haase will play more freely now.


skeezer Says:

That was an awesome break point by Fed.


skeezer Says:

c’mon Fed, 2 more games away from #1 ands history.


Van orten Says:

Wow wow wow just keep winning roger just keep enjoying …we love you !!!!!!


Daniel Says:

#1 MP!


Van orten Says:

I am crying


Daniel Says:

YEAH!!! Well deserved after winning 3 of the last 5 Slams.

2018 is gonna be his year and shattering all records!


Van orten Says:

Now win Rotterdam rog


Daniel Says:

After 5 years, considered retiring after his knee surgery and now this at 36 and a half. Truly he GOAT


Van orten Says:

Hahaha number 1 ceremony in the semifinals hahha crazy love it .. but he wants to win it all I am sure now


Willow Says:

Congrats Fed and the nice fans, Jatin, Squirrel, RogerNad etc etc, they know who they are ….


Daniel Says:

Yeah win it all now. Enter IW super confident to defend his title. He knows he can push himself with clay rest and even today was a 3 setter just under 1 hour and 20 min.

He should play Dubai as well. Rode the confidence wave and fast HC


FedExpress Says:

COngratz Fed

You deserve it man. One off.


Van orten Says:

Yeah Daniel why not playing Dubai too
His confidence is as high as the burj khalifa right now


jatin Says:

Cannot hold my tears seeing all of this and the great ceremony. It was so emotional.
He is such a LEGEND.
Can’t imagine tennis without him being in it…
Fed fan forever.
Congratulations for creating HISTORY Fed. You are an inspiration.


Markus Says:

Happy!


jatin Says:

Thank you Willow :)


Willow Says:

He earned it Jatin ;-)


Markus Says:

What a luxury it is to be a Federer fan. He is so well worth the adulation we give him. We have all been extravagantly rewarded. What a champion!


skeezer Says:

#1! Congrats Maestro, an another RECORD achievement, well EARNED @36!
Have fun in 2018, its all gravy baby…


skeezer Says:

The guy really wanted it. He was zoned out in sets 2 and 3. Remarkable tennis.


Toilet Break Says:

Congratulations Roger BLOODY BEST Federer ever.


fred stone Says:

Van orten at 3:15

Not as high as this Khalifa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFFxT9zdT78


Van orten Says:

Hhaha Fred stoned


Willow Says:

Racist much ….


StarvingActor Says:

Here’s what never gets old: seeing Roger at the top!

Keep soaring, RF!


Van orten Says:

Racist ?? He is high as a kite … Not a Racist . Leave wiz alone


fred stone Says:

Cool down, Willow…
The joke was about ‘high’, not the man, who smokes a lot of weed, so…he’s ‘higher’.Pun-ish, I suppose.
Also the building and the man have Khalifa in common.
Never mind all that, today Fed keeps the fairy tale alive for all ‘fans’ of tennis.
Cheers!


the_mind_reels Says:

An amazing accomplishment! Congrats to all fellow Federer fans and to the maestro himself!


fred stone Says:

Medvedev’s down a set and injured his left leg.
Looks like a Seppi-Fed semis.


Willow Says:

Van Orton and Fred Stone Using the word N—-R is racist guys, which he did in that song sorry not funny ….


fred stone Says:

So Wiz Khalifa is a racist?
What the what.
He can say that word all day long if he wants.
Black comedians like Richard Prior and many others used the word as common language among themselves, like saying ‘brother’. To them it’s slang.
It’s no big deal anymore except to SJWs.
Really, have a nice day.
I meant no harm.


Willow Says:

Fred Stone each to their own i suppose, maybe im a prude, but it was offensive to me, im a white lady, but i have multi cultures in my family ….


Willow Says:

^ Just a difference of opinion though, no harm or foul, have a nice day too ^ ….


AndyMira Says:

Congrats Rog & his nice fans Squirrel,Amit,jatin,Markus etc…Enjoy it guys!


Willow Says:

Andi Mira lol i forgot Amit whos one of the best posters here and Tennis Vagabond too ….


rognadfan Says:

Didn’t get a chance to watch the match but it seems it suddenly got a little complicated before he too control.
Anyway, Contratulations to Mr. Federer again for this amazing feat.


AndyMira Says:

Lol Willow…I forgot TV too!..Hehehe…Yeah!…They deserve to be happy….and we’re happy for them..


skeezer Says:

@TB
re:4:47 post
Ouch that is got to hurt giles, that tweeter is giles #1 twit idol.;)

TMR, TV, SG1 ( even though your not a Fed die hard, respect), Daniel, rognadfan, satin, FE, van orten, Markus, StarvingActor, Pamela and anyone else I missed who appreciates Fed’s career;

The Guy has done it, #1, 20 Slams @ 36, time to Partay!
Nobody has done it better!

#livinlarge
#takethathaters
#allgravybaby


skeezer Says:

satin=JATIN lol sorry about that typo of typos.


Humble Rafa Says:

Who’s #1 baby?

The one who will desert tennis for 4 months of the year.


Amit Says:

AndyMira and Willow:

LOVE YOU BOTH!!! 😍😍😍

And WOW!!!

Roger Federer Is An Athletic Wonder!!! Class Guy and Class Player!!! His achievements are matchless all the way!! Oldest No.1 sounds great, but #1 next to his name is indeed peRFect!!!… 😎😎😎


Willow Says:

Thanks Amit you too ;-)


AndyMira Says:

Amit!…Hahaha…Love u back buddy!!Hehehe…Hey…Enjoy this moment k?U’re sooooo deserve it Amit!…I’m truly happy for ya!

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