It seems that every time Roger Federer takes the court these days, he sets a new record for this tennis milestone or surpasses another tennis great for that long-held record.
There are countless records in tennis which Roger Federer set or surpassed during his 14-year professional career—so far.
Most recently, the Swiss moved past Pete Sampras for the ATP's most weeks at No. 1—a record Sampras held since he retired from tennis over 10 years ago.
After Federer's last rise and fall from No. 1 in 2009-2010, everyone—even Federer's most ardent admirers—felt that the Swiss could never rise to No. 1 again. With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battling it out for No.1, most felt Federer was finished as a holder of the No. 1 ranking.
Everyone, that is, except Federer.
For the Swiss, it was hard to accept that he remained only one week shy of Sampras' 286 weeks at No. 1.
But on July 9, 2012, Federer did rise to No.1 and soon left Pistol Pete in another cloud of tennis dust. Federer currently celebrates 300 weeks at No.1.
This proves that you can never count Federer out—except, perhaps, in the following 10 categories...