Federer passes Sampras for most weeks at No. 1

ROGER FEDERER has surpassed the record of Pete Sampras for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010 following his victory at Wimbledon and his 287th week at No. 1 is one more than Sampras.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion said that he’s “extremely proud and honored to have beaten Pete’s record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him.”

The Swiss star will enter the Olympics next week as the world’s top-ranked player.

Sampras says “the hardest thing to do in sports is the ability to stay on top. Roger has been able to do so by great play and durability.” Noli S. Cruz

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