Federer to bid for number one spot in Rotterdam Feb 09, 2018 0 79 12345 afpParisRoger Federer announced on Wednesday that he will play in next week's ATP event in Rotterdam, where a run to the semi-finals would make him the oldest-ever world number one.The 20-time Grand Slam champion is 155 points behind old rival Rafael Nadal in the rankings, with 180 points up for grabs for reaching the last four in the Netherlands.It will be the 36-year-old's first tournament since winning a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title last month with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic."The tournament is special for me," Federer, a two-time winner in Rotterdam, said in a statement."I remember playing for the first time in 1999 as it was one of the first events where I got the chance to play at the highest level."It feels good to join in the celebrations of the 45th edition."American Andre Agassi has held the record as the oldest top-ranked men's player in history since achieving the feat aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003.Federer could beat Agassi's mark by more than three years.The Swiss great completes a strong field for the Rotterdam event, joining compatriot Stan Wawrinka, world number four Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the draw. Pages 1234 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES PSG and Man City's financial muscle good for football: Emery Feb 09, 2018 0 160 Ruling on controversial VAR in March: FIFA chief Feb 09, 2018 0 83 World champion Gatlin to test out 150-metre race Feb 09, 2018 0 86 Tennis-Serena 'ready to go' says Fed Cup captain Rinaldi reuters toronto Serena Williams will be"ready to go" when she returns to action this week in the United States' Fed Cup first round tie against the Netherlands, captain Kathy Rinaldi said on Wednesday. Williams has .. Football: Spurs end Newport's Cup run at the second attempt London Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County's brave FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday. Eight-time winners Spurs were just eight minutes away from a ..