ATP Rotterdam order of play: Alexander Zverev headlines day one as Roger Federer arrives

The world No 5 is the third seed in Rotterdam and starts in the evening session against veteran Spaniard David Ferrer.

Czech ace Tomas Berdych is also in action on the first day against Mischa Zverev, brother of Alexander.

Number one seeds in the doubles Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo start play against Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus.

World No 2 Roger Federer, who took a late wildcard into the event, is not expected to play until Wednesday against Belgian Ruben Bemelman.

If Federer reaches the semi-finals, he will overtake Rafael Nadal at the top of men’s tennis and become the oldest world No 1.

Federer arrived in Rotterdam on Sunday evening and quickly hit the practice court with his coach Ivan Ljubicic and fitness coach Pierre Paganini.

Federer’s match at the 15,818 seater Ahoy Rotterdam is a sold out evening session.

ORDER OF PLAY – February 12

Centre Court – 11am start

Lukasz KUBOT (POL) and Marcelo MELO (BRA) [1] vs Raven KLAASEN (RSA) and Michael VENUS (NZL)

Not Before 12:30 pm

[Q] Martin KLIZAN (SVK) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) [6] vs Mischa ZVEREV (GER)

Not Before 7:30 pm

Alexander ZVEREV (GER) [3] vs David FERRER (ESP)

Joao SOUSA (POR) vs [LL] Andreas SEPPI (ITA)

Court 1 – 3:00 pm

Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) and  Filip KRAJINOVIC (SRB) vs Andrey RUBLEV (RUS) and Nenad ZIMONJIC (SRB)