Roger Federer is one week shy of tying Pete Sampras's record for being No. 1 in the world for the most weeks. He is currently ranked No. 3 and still very much a factor at the top of the men's game at the age of 30.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have passed by Federer, at least for now, but you can never count the Swiss Maestro out. One of the three players has been at the top at all times for almost eight years now.
While it would likely be a difficult task, Federer does have it in him to regain the No. 1 ranking. Here are seven reasons that he could make it come to fruition.