Roger Federer reaches the pinnacle of his tennis career

Roger Federer added another feather to the cap of his tennis career by gaining another record when he began his 287th week as world number one ranker. Roger Federer got his ranking as World No.1, by winning Grand slam 17 times after beating Britain’s Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final last week. The Swiss’s seventh title at the England Club ensured that he would be equal and then pass on Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at the top of the ranking. Sampras won 14 grand titles in 14-year tour career.

It is hoped that the Federer will keep the number one spot throughout the London Olympics thereby extending the mark still further. The Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP also lauded Federer. The passion towards tennis showed no signs of waning despite his age and being the second oldest man after Andre Agassi to hold the top ranking. Federer also holds a 75-point lead over world number two Novak Djokovic.

Federer now holds best five titles in 2012 that includes his 20th Master crown in Madrid in the run up to French Open. In spite of equaling Sampras’s record of seventh Wimbledon title, Federer believes that it was not just his victory at the All England Club over Andy Murray in the final that enabled him to win the Wimbledon cup and return to the top, but also due to a series of high and low periods he had to face in his tennis career. For instance, his notably heartbreaking loss to Djokovic in the US Open semi finals last September where he was two sets to love ahead with match points.

Federer held world number one ranking spot in February 2004 and held it until August 2008. He regained the Word No. 1. Title in July-2009 but was forced out of the ranking after the French Open in 2010 where he lost in the quarterfinals to Robin Soderling. Federer in his message stated that he is extremely proud and honored to have beaten the ‘Pete’s record as he was his childhood hero and he always looked upon him as his inspiration.

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