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Football Quickfire Federer two wins from oldest No 1 spot

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Roger Federer moved to within two victories of becoming the oldest world number one of all time on Wednesday when he eased past Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-2 at the Rotterdam ATP event.

Federer thrashed Bemelmans to move to within two wins of replacing Nadal as world number one play

Federer thrashed Bemelmans to move to within two wins of replacing Nadal as world number one

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Roger Federer moved to within two victories of becoming the oldest world number one of all time on Wednesday when he eased past Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-2 at the Rotterdam ATP event.

The 36-year-old needed just over 45 minutes to clinch victory and next faces Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Thursday.

If Federer reaches the semi-finals, he will depose Rafael Nadal on top of the rankings and become the oldest world number one.

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