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Shark Bites: Federer's 300 Weeks At World No. 1

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Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer reaches another milestone as he extends his reign at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings to 300 weeks.

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind Roger Federer's 300 weeks at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.

FEDERER 300 WEEKS AT NO. 1

Roger Federer added another milestone to his Hall of Fame career by guaranteeing a 300th week at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings. Here is a breakdown of the eight years:

Year Finals W-L Match W-L Weeks Year-end Rank
2004 10-0 67-6 48 No. 1
2005 11-1 81-4 52 No. 1
2006 12-4 92-5 52 No. 1
2007 8-4 68-9 52 No. 1
2008 2-4 47-12 33* No. 2
2009 1-2 21-6 26 No. 1
2010 1-1 23-7 22 No. 2
2012 1-1 18-3 15 ?
Totals 46-17 416-51 300 1 (2003)
*Includes week starting Dec. 31, 2007


 
Match Record
Finals
While No. 1
417-52 (.889)
46-17
Not No. 1
454-143 (.760)
30-15


Titles Breakdown
No.
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 15
Grand Slam 11
250 10
500 7
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 3

WEEKS AT NO. 1

Here are the players with the most weeks at No. 1 in the history of the South African Airways ATP Rankings (since Aug. 23, 1973):

Player
Weeks
300 (as of Oct. 15)
286
270
268
170

30-OVER PLAYERS TO RANK NO. 1

Since the inception of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, five players 30 and over have ranked No. 1. Federer is trying to become the first 30-over to finish the season No. 1:

Player
Oldest Age at No. 1
33
31
30
30
30

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Shark Bites, Roger Federer

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