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Roger Federer at ATP Rotterdam TV channel, live stream and dates as he aims for world number one spot

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Roger Federer fights for world number one at ATP Rotterdam - TV channel, stream and date
Can Roger Federer get back to world number one? (Picture: Getty Images)

Roger Federer will be the focus of everyone’s attention at ATP Rotterdam next week as he looks to become the oldest man ever to be world number one.

Having won the Australian Open last month, Federer, 36, just needs to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam to overhaul Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings.

Andre Agassi currently holds the record for the oldest man atop the rankings when he was number one at the age of 33 in 2003.

Federer will not have it easy, with a number of other big names in the field, but given his form in Melbourne, it would take a brave punter to back against the Swiss legend regaining the world number one spot.

Roger Federer fights for world number one at ATP Rotterdam - TV channel, stream and date
Federer is looking to make history once again (Picture: Getty Images)

When is ATP Rotterdam?

The tournament runs from February 12 – 18, although qualification is taking place on Saturday, February 10 – Sunday 11.

The quarter-finals, when Federer could reclaim the number one spot, are played on Friday, February 16.

Roger Federer fights for world number one at ATP Rotterdam - TV channel, stream and date
Rafael Nadal looks likely to be dethroned (Picture: Getty Images)

What TV channel is ATP Rotterdam on?

Sky Sports will be showing the tournament, with coverage on the first Monday beginning at 11.30am on Sky Sports Main Event.

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Is there a live stream?

You can stream the tournament through Sky Go, although you will need a Sky Sports account.

Federer record in Rotterdam

1999 – Quarter-finals (l. Kafelnikov)
2000 – Final (l. Escude)
2002 – Quarter-finals (l. Escude)
2003 – Semi-finals (l. Mirnyi)
2004 – Quarter-finals (l. Henman)
2005 – Winner (d. Ljubicic)
2012 – Winner (d. Del Potro)
2013 – Quarter-finals (l. Benneteau)

Roger Federer fights for world number one at ATP Rotterdam - TV channel, stream and date
Alexander Zverev is playing in Rotterdam (Picture: Getty Images)

Which big names are playing?

Federer will be joined in Rotterdam by the likes of Stanislas Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev.

Last year’s champion, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will also be in the field, although Nick Kyrgios has pulled out.

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