He also falls just short of Connor's record of 240/241 weeks at number one, which is a real shame. I was hoping he'd hang on and smash that record too.
Actually, it's 244/245 weeks. The record, though impressive, comes with an asterisk. Connors won only 3 slams during that stretch of nearly 5 years. Federer won 11 slams as world number 1.