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Federer one win from becoming oldest number one

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer moved to within one victory of becoming the oldest man to take the world number one ranking on Thursday with a hard-fought 7-6 (10/8), 7-5 victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Rotterdam Open. The 36-year-old will now face either Robin Haase or Tallon Griekspoor in the quarter-finals on Friday. Thursday's win was Federer's 13th in as many meetings against Kohlschreiber. The first set was a 54-minute struggle with the top seed having to work hard against the veteran German who…