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.
Federer, who first reached the No. 1 ranking on Monday 2 February 2004, has now held the top spot in the rankings for a record 287 weeks, and is assured of keeping the No. 1 ranking through to the Olympic Games in London.
Media: Download Federer Tribute Image, Video
The Swiss, who now counts a record 17 Grand Slams titles to his name, said: “It is really an amazing feeling for me to have regained the No. 1 ranking on the ATP World Tour. I had set a goal with my team to try and get back to the top of the rankings, but I never thought with the depth in the game this year that I would have been able to get it back so quickly. I ...