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Federer's approaching another record here:

He's just 8 weeks shy of Sampras's record number of weeks at 1,2 and 3.

73 + 91 + 285 = 441 total weeks Federer
81 + 90 + 286 = 449 total weeks Sampras

270 + 60 + 68 = 398 total weeks Lendl
72 + 104 + 166= 342 total weeks Edberg
227 + 102 + ? = 329 total weeks Nadal
268 + ? + ? = 268 total weeks Connors

He would reach it before Rome, assuming he maintains his ranking. Fed has clinched number 3 for another three weeks, bringing him just 5 shy of Sampras.

A win vs Nadal, will put him out of reach until April 23rd, putting him just 3 weeks shy of Sampras's record.
I make that 449 total weeks for Federer and 457 weeks for Sampras, but you are right in that he is 8 weeks shy at present.

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I would like to add for consideration a few more to the list of "almosts"

- Another FO would make him the only person with "career double slam" WOW
- One more clay title would make him the only person to win 10 titles on clay, grass and hard (now he is tied at 9 with Connors)
- Although he has the most slam finals appearances he does not have the honor of owning the most "won or lost to the eventual winner" in slams. he is at 28 vs. Lendl at 31. Astoundingly Lendl lost to the eventual champ 23 times!!! i do think this is an important milestone if he can ever reach it
- Did we put in here Olympic singles gold??? OK obvious but still
Hi Approach Shot do you think the above unattained goals are worthy to be added to your next first post update?
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I make that 449 total weeks for Federer and 457 weeks for Sampras, but you are right in that he is 8 weeks shy at present.
Federer has now clinched this through to the French Open. He's now broken Sampras' record for the longest time in the top 3.

He also has a solid chance to catch Nadal now. If he can win Madrid, he'll be just 150 back of Nadal going into Rome, where he's defending nothing.

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Re: There is no finish line...

Just wondering... if Fed does get one extra week at #2, does he break or equal the record for most weeks in Top 2?

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

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Just wondering... if Fed does get one extra week at #2, does he break or equal the record for most weeks in Top 2?
According to wikipedia Federer has 91 weeks at No. 2, which makes him tied with Sampras at 376 in TOP2 (according to first page of this thread he has 90 though, I don't know which is correct).
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Keep fighting Roger!!
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According to wikipedia Federer has 91 weeks at No. 2, which makes him tied with Sampras at 376 in TOP2 (according to first page of this thread he has 90 though, I don't know which is correct).
Defeat Berdych and Sampras's time in the top 2 falls as well.

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Thanks

Fingers crossed he manages it.

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

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Re: There is no finish line...

I tracked Feds ranking thoughout his career and wikipedia seems to be correct (and the first post isn't).
Fed has 91 weeks at No. 2 (4+11+46+4+4+22). If he gets 1 more week at No. 2, he will have the record for most weeks inside TOP2 (right now he is tied with Sampras).
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I believe Robger has just broken a tie with Connors. Now he is the only player to have won 10 or more titles on each of hard, clay and grass. Can anyone refute this stat?

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I believe Robger has just broken a tie with Connors. Now he is the only player to have won 10 or more titles on each of hard, clay and grass. Can anyone refute this stat?

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Hard court titles: (11+)

Vienna (2002), Sydney (2002), Marseilles (2003), Dubai(2003), TMC (2003), Australian Open(2004), Dubai (2004), Indian Wells (2004), Canada (2004), US Open (2004), Bangkok (2004)

Grass court titles: (11)

Halle (2003), Wimbledon (2003), Halle (2004), Wimbledon (2004), Halle (2005), Wimbledon (2005), Halle (2006), Wimbledon (2006), Wimbledon (2007), Halle (2008), Wimbledon (2009)

Clay court titles (10)

Hamburg (2002), Munich (2003), Hamburg (2004), Gstaad (2004), Hamburg (2005), Hamburg (2007),
Estoril (2008), Madrid (2009), Roland Garros (2009), Madrid (2012)

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Connors: (Grass) - 9

Queens (1972), Australian Open (1974), Manchester (1974), Wimbledon (1974)
US Open (1974), Birmingham (1978), Wimbledon (1982), Queens (1982), Queens (1983)

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Thanks Jedifed great information. i think this particular record will stand for a long time! Grass season - too short!
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This list tracks those players who remain active since Roger's slam participation streak began in AO 2000 - 12 years ago. The list is down from 14 to 13, with Gambill's retirement and his zeroed points.

Some significant changes: Ivan Ljubicic has retired, and with his clay points coming off. JCF is now Roger's closest competition at 47. Haas has now recovered his slam eligibility, and Clement should get a WC for RG.

Juan Carlos Ferrero - STILL ACTIVE - (47)
Ivan Ljubicic - RETIRED (53)
Michael Llodra - STILL ACTIVE - (58)
Tommy Haas - STILL ACTIVE - (113)
Arnaud Clement - STILL ACTIVE - (142)
Rainer Schuttler - STILL ACTIVE - (170)
Lleyton Hewitt - STILL ACTIVE - (178)

Christophe Rochus - STILL ACTIVE - (942) [March 3rd 2013] (9 RP)
Noam Okun - STILL ACTIVE - (1049) [June 4th, 2012] (6 RP)
Antony Dupuis - STILL ACTIVE - (1426) [September 10th, 2012] (2 RP)
Jiri Vanek - STILL ACTIVE - (1533) [June 4th 2012] (1 RP)

Rochus with his SF at France F4, resets the count. The other three are rapidly running out of time.

Joseph Sirianni has his last win in November 7th at Ortisei, and so is still active.
George Bastl had his last win in November 14th at Bratislava.

Gambill has retired.

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