Roger Federer reclaims world number one spot with Stuttgart semi-final win

Roger Federer waits

Roger Federer reclaimed the world number one spot as he reached the final in Stuttgart.

The Swiss top seed, playing in his first tournament since hard-court season, came from behind to defeat Australian Kyrgios 6-7 6-2 7-6.

The 36-year-old had trailed clay-court king Rafael Nadal by just 100 points entering the week, but continued to show his grass-court pedigree by battling past an impressive Kyrgios.

“It is very exciting and I have got another final so it is great news,” Federer said.

“It would mean a lot to me to win Stuttgart – no doubt about it.

“I am really excited to play Milos, he is in great shape again and it is nice for him.

“I hope I can play another great match and I am really excited to be in the finals here. No doubt about it.”

Federer will meet Milos Raonic in Sunday’s final after the Canadian defeated Lucas Pouille 6-4 7-6.