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Comparing Federer & Sampras

Sampras, Federer© Getty ImagesAfter surpassing Pete Sampras to become the all-time Grand Slam title leader, Roger Federer now also overtakes the American in all-time weeks at No. 1.

COMPARING THE GREAT ONES – Roger Federer sets the all-time record for most weeks at World No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, with 287 weeks in the top spot, breaking his tie with Pete Sampras. Here is a breakdown of how they measure up against each other in career stats, following Federer’s seventh Wimbledon triumph:

 FedererSampras
Weeks at No. 1 287 286
ATP World Tour Champion
(Year-end No. 1)
5 Times 6 Times
Age When First Ranked No. 1 22 years, 5 months 21 years, 8 months
Age When Last Ranked No. 1 30 years, 11 months 29 years, 3 months
Longest Continuous Reign
At No. 1
237 weeks 102 weeks
Career Record 853-192 (.816) 762-222 (.774)
- Hard 515-104 (51 Titles) 427-104 (36 Titles)
- Clay 176-53 (10 Titles) 90-54 (3 Titles)
- Grass 112-16 (12 Titles) 101-20 (10 Titles)
- Carpet 50-19 (2 Titles) 144-44 (15 Titles)
Career Titles 75 64
Circuit Finale Titles 6 5
Age During Last Match 30 years, 11 months 31 years


GRAND SLAM MASTERS – Three years ago at Wimbledon, Federer also lifted his 15th major trophy to surpass Sampras on the list of all-time Grand Slam title leaders. Here is a look at their Grand Slam stats:

 FedererSampras
Grand Slam Titles 17 14
Age at 14th GS Title 27 31
Career Slams to win 14th GS Title 40 52
Span to win 14th GS Title 24 Slam Tourn. in 7 years 45 Slam Tourn. in 13 years
Span to win 15th GS Title 25 Slam Tourn. in 7 years -
Grand Slam Record 244-36 (.871) 203-38 (.842)
- Australian Open 63-9 (4 Titles) 45-9 (2 Titles)
- Roland Garros 54-13 (1 Title) 24-13 (SF)
- Wimbledon 66-7 (7 Titles) 63-7 (7 Titles)
- US Open 61-7 (5 Titles) 71-9 (5 Titles)

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