Originally Posted by Federer4Everer
Looks like Fed has clinched 418 weeks in the top 2, thanks to Murray. Question for Litotes and Duong - how sure are we about Lendl having achieved 420 weeks? Or was it 409 weeks?
We are not sure at all about Lendl having achieved either 409 or 420 weeks, there is uncertainly about his ranking from the early 80s. I have gone over old ranking lists as best possible (they are not readily accessible) and I have to say I think 420 is really, really unlikely. I am 99% sure Federer has taken this record already, even before regaining #2 next week. But I hope to find better statistics soon so we can get definite numbers.
As for securing 418 weeks that is premature to say now, Murray might conceivably take a WC to Barcelona after playing less than he hoped in MC.