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Roger Federer Sets Record for Weeks at No. 1 in Men’s Tennis

July 16, 2012

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer broke the all-time record for most weeks at the top spot in men’s tennis today with 287 weeks.

The Swiss, who has won a men’s record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, regained the top ranking on the ATP World Tour last week after he beat Britain’s Andy Murray in the finals of Wimbledon. That win tied him with Pete Sampras’ 286-week mark at No. 1.

“I am extremely proud and honored to have beaten Pete’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him,” Federer said in a statement on the ATP website.

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