Roger Federer Passes Sampras for the All-Time Record of Weeks Spent at No. 1

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Roger Federer Passes Sampras for the All-Time Record of Weeks Spent at No. 1
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As of Monday July 16, 2012, Roger Federer passes Pete Sampras for the most weeks spent at No. 1 in the World with 287 and counting.

He just won his seventh Wimbledon title and he's approaching the wrong side of 30 years old, but Federer continues to break records and quiet the nay-sayers. 

According to the Associated Press, Federer reflects on the record.

"I had set a goal with my team to try and get back to the top of the rankings, but I never thought with the depth in the game this year that I would have been able to get it back so quickly," Federer said. "I am extremely proud and honored to have beaten Pete's record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him."

This accomplishment for Federer is of similar status to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, Jerry Rice's all-time receptions of 1,549 and Bill Russell's 11 championships.

Now that Roger Federer has set the all-time record, why don't we take a look at some of the other tennis greats that he has surpassed. 

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