Roger Federer tied the mark of Jimmy Connors as the player with more consecutive weeks as the best positioned in men’s tennis with 160 consecutive weeks. Federer, who already has 10 Grand Slams, has held the No.1 position in the ATP rankings since February 2, 2004. Connors was no. 1 from July 1974 to August 1977. And it is now training one of the greatest rivals of Federer, Andy Roddick.
The last time he played was when he defeated Fernando Gonzalez in the Final of the Australia open on January 28. But now that he has tied the mark, the Swiss Star is sure to be beat next week. He has won six of the last seven Grand Slams and will return to action at the Dubai open. Federer has 8,120 points in the annual rankings. Rafael Nadal, the man who beat Federer in the France open last year, is second with 4,705 points.
Nadal also beat Federer in the Dubai open last year. Federer, now already with 25 years, has dominated almost all types of court passes three seasons, but is still trying to win a Grand Slam title on clay. But being that the only title that has not been able to achieve, must be nice to be able to beat marks and do something that nobody has done as much time. Last season, only Nadal and Andy Murray managed to beat Federer, who finished the season with 12 titles and 16 appearances in finals in his 17 tournaments. Getting the sum of $8.34 million and winning at the end of season Masters Cup. Original author and source of the article