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Roger Federer has surpassed Pete Sampras to set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010 and his 287th week at No. 1, one more than Sampras.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion says he's ''extremely proud and honored to have beaten Pete's record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.''
The Swiss star will enter the Olympics next week as the world's top-ranked player.
Sampras says ''the hardest thing to do in sports is the ability to stay on top. Roger has been able to do so by great play and durability.''
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Roger Federer surpassed Pete Sampras on Monday to set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010. Monday marked his 287th week at No. 1, one more than Sampras.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion also tied Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles. Federer first becameNo...
From the ATP: LONDON - Roger Federer has set an all-time record for most weeks at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings as of today, Monday 16 July 2012. The Swiss recently captured a seventh career title at Wimbledon to regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time since 31 May 2010, ensuring he would overtake Pete Sampras’ 286-week record as of today.
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Roger Federer has claimed a multitude of records in tennis and now he can add one more to his list of accolades: World No. 1 for a record 287 weeks, bypassing great legends such as Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.
Federer has been the face of tennis since 2004 when he first catapulted to the top, holding the No. 1 ranking for a record...