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Roger Federer pokes fun at himself after becoming oldest tennis world number one

Amid all the plaudits after becoming the oldest world number one in tennis, Roger Federer showed he has a sense of humour as he poked fun at himself.

tennis Updated: Feb 17, 2018 17:03 IST
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after victory over Robin Haase in their quarter-final singles tennis match for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on February 16, 2018. (AFP)

Swiss veteran Roger Federer is not only the world number one, but he is a funny guy too.

Federer, 36, sensationally reclaimed the ATP’s top ranking after rallying past Robin Haasefor a 4-6, 6-1 6-1 victory to reach the Rotterdam Open semi-finals on Friday.

The 20-time grand slam champion, who celebrated a sixth Australian Open crown last month, will return to the summit for the first time since November 2012 when the rankings are updated on Monday, dethroning rival Rafael Nadal.

Amid all the plaudits after replacing Andre Agassi as the oldest man to top the rankings, the evergreen star showed he has a sense of humour, poking fun at himself.

“Apparently I’m the oldest tennis player with a #1 ranking. Somebody might have mentioned that to me already but I had a hard time hearing,” Federer wrote on Twitter.

Federer will face Andreas Seppi for a spot in the final.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 16:21 IST