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Roger Federer has joined to play at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam one week from now where he could be delegated world No 1

Federer effectively held his Australian Open crown with a five-set triumph over Marin Cilic a month ago to get himself only 155 focuses behind best positioned Rafael Nadal.

In any case, with the Spaniard not booked to play until the finish of February in Acapulco the entryway has opened for the 36-year-old to wind up plainly the most established ever world No 1 with a hurried to the semi-finals enough to see him overwhelm his long-term match at the 500 occasion.

“The competition is extraordinary for me,” Federer, a two-time victor in Rotterdam, said. “I played without precedent for 1999 as it was one of the principal occasions where I found the opportunity to play at the largest amount.

“It feels great to participate in the festivals of the 45th version.”

Competition executive Richard Krajicek is “excited” by the news Federer will contend in a solid field, as he joins countryman Stan Wawrinka, world No 4 Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and protecting champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the draw.

“After his awesome outcome at the Australian Open, it is huge news that he will go along with us in Rotterdam. It is a crown to the festival of the historical backdrop of our competition,” said previous Wimbledon champion, Krajicek.

Federer holds the record both for the most time spent at No 1 (302 weeks) and the longest back to back keep running at No 1 (237 weeks) while the Swiss incredible would likewise outperform Andre Agassi’s record as the most established best positioned men’s player in history since accomplishing the accomplishment matured 33 years and 131 days in 2003 by over three years.