16 Jul '12, 1am

Roger Federer reaches record 287 weeks as world no. 1

Roger Federer reaches record 287 weeks as world no. 1

Roger Federer, already the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, will reach another landmark on Monday when he celebrates an unprecedented 287th week as world number one. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer, already the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, will reach another landmark on Monday when he celebrates an unprecedented 287th week as world number one. The Swiss legend, who turns 31 in August, had pulled level with Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks when he reclaimed top spot after a two-year absence following his seventh Wimbledon title last week. With the Olympics and US Open fast approaching, Federer shows no sign of his passion for the game waning despite being the second oldest man after Andre Agassi to hold the world number one ranking. 'I'm so happy I'm at the age I am right now, because I had such a great run and I know there's still more p...

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