Makes history at every turn. Roger Federer, 39, achieved another feat in his professional career: he is the first man to be 1,000 weeks in the ATP world rankings. Yes, another record mark in his great career.
Now, as he prepares after two operations on his right knee, seeking to return without pain in January 2021, for the Australian Open, the talented Swiss player reached the record of being 1,000 weeks in the top 20 tennis players in the ranking.
The Basel right-hander was in the Top 20 for two weeks between late February and March 2001 and then regained a spot in that lot on April 23 of that year and has never been out of there since.
Federer is the only male to achieve this feat and in this count, since April 2001, the weeks of the freezing of the ATP ranking of this 2020 are discounted, due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the count had not been stopped by the Covid-19, the Swiss would have long overcome that sight.
In his career he achieved numerous feats and remains the man with the longest time at the top. In fact, it was No. 1 in the world for 310 weeks. In addition, it is the leader in almost all areas in terms of the international ranking.
The Swiss continues to make great history in tennis and leads two other categories: he is the longest in the ATP top 50, with 1,049 weeks, and in the Top 100, with 1,080. Without a doubt, it is stainless …