Roger Federer hasn’t taken the tennis court since he captured his seventh Wimbledon title July 8th, but today Federer claimed the last huge all-time record by occupying the No. 1 world ranking for the 287th week — one more than Pete Sampras did.Federer’s Wimbledon triumph gave him the most men’s singles Slams in history (17), and he holds the record for consecutive weeks at No. 1 from 2004 to 2008, when he was No. 1 for 237 weeks.
17 Slams and 58 other ATP make it pretty safe to say Federer is the best men’s tennis player to ever step on a court. There’s just one major prize Federer has never won — an Olympic gold medal in the singles event. He’ll be the favourite to win next month as the Olympic tournament is held at Wimbledon.
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