Keep making history, at every turn. This time, Roger Federer achieved another figure of those that moves: he reached 1,100 weeks in the Top 100 of the ATP world rankings and is an absolute record. Thus, at 39 years and seven months, the Swiss achieved another impressive mark.
True to his style of leaving his mark, the Basel right-hander, owner of numerous records on the professional tennis circuit, this Monday reached 1,100 weeks in the top 100 of the individual classification. That is, it has been 21 and a half years in that strip of the list. It is the top mark, followed by retired American Andre Agassi, with 1,019.
In this period, since September 1999, he only was not there for a week, he returned immediately and since October of that year he has not left the Top 100. It must be taken into account that Federer would add more time in that batch, but the five are not counted months of 2020, between March and August, when the ranking was frozen by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thus, Federer got into the Top 100 at age 18, on September 20, 1999. He was there for two weeks, dropped that of October 4 and then, from October 11, being 93rd at the time, it did not drop any more. of that strip of the world ranking.
The Swiss held the 310-week record as world No. 1, but Serbian Novak Djokovic took that privilege away from him two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles holds many top marks in other batches of the ATP rankings.
Federer, the top champion of Wimbledon, with eight titles, had this great pleasure of being 1,100 weeks among the top 100 at 39 years and seven months, since he will turn 40 on August 8. His goal is, after his recent return to Doha, to go back and pick up the pace of competition with a view to the London Major and the Tokyo Olympics.
That is why the Swiss is making history at every turn. Far from being satisfied, he is going for more in his rich career, supported by his aggressive, versatile tennis and with a lot of talent in tow.