New Delhi [India], Feb 17 (ANI): After Swiss tennis star Roger Federer became the oldest world number one when he reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open, tributes started pouring in for the 20-time Grand Slam winner from current and former players.
The 36-year-old made a historic return to numero uno spot by overcoming an early scare from Netherlands' Robin Haase to clinch a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 triumph and book his place in the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.
Federer would now replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings
Here are some tweets:
Former Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi: 36 years 195 days...@RogerFederer continues to raise the bar in our sport. Congratulations on yet another remarkable achievement!!
From German tennis great Boris Becker:@rogerfederer continues writing history!!! #goat @ATPWorldTour
Former German tennis player Nicolas Kiefer: Congratulations @rogerfederer on another amazing achievement! The oldest player to become World No. 1 on the @ATPWorldTour at age 36. #Federer #GOAT
American tennis coach Brad Gilbert: congrats to RF2.0 @rogerfederer amazing accomplishment back at #1 at 36 years young.
Former Swiss player Jonas Bjorkman: WORLD NR 1 again! @rogerfederer is like a good bottle of wine who just gets better with age;). Amazing accomplishment!
Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil: Back to where he belongs at world number #1. Congratulations @RogerFederer
Former South Africa golfer Gary Player: Congratulations @rogerfederer back at World #1. Respect. Age is just a number. GOAT
By becoming the oldest number one male player, Federer surpassed eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi, who previously held the record at 33 years since September 2003. (ANI)