New milestone for Roger Federer

  • Last Updated: October 15 2012, 6:56 BST

Roger Federer is celebrating his 300th week at the top of the ATP world rankings.

Roger Federer: 'It's a great reward for me'

Federer first claimed the number one ranking on February 2, 2004 - with the Swiss going on to spend a record 237 consecutive weeks at the top.

"It's a great reward for me," Federer told atpworldtour.com. "I feel a great sense of satisfaction because of that incredible number and because of all the effort I've put into it.

"I know how much work it has been. It's not easy to stay at the top for so long and handle all the obligations that go with just playing tennis."

During a sensational career Federer has won 871 of his 1066 matches - losing just 52 matches while the world number one - and collected 76 titles along the way.

Pete Sampras was the previous record holder of weeks at the top of the rankings (286), while Ivan Lendl spent 270 weeks as the top man.


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