16 July 2012
Roger Federer Sets All-Time Record for Weeks at No.1 on ATP World Tour
[CHICAGO – July 16, 2012] – Wilson tour player and 17-time Grand Slam record holder Roger Federer set a new all-time record today by becoming the first male tennis player to hold the world no. 1 ranking for 287 weeks total. Federer owns a plethora of historic records -- each won with a Wilson tennis racket -- and continues to surpass the legends of the game. Today, Federer beats Pete Sampras’ reign for most consecutive weeks on top of the ATP World Tour.
“To surpass my tennis idol’s record at this point in my career is an incredible feeling,” said Federer. “I have played some of my best tennis this year and am so fortunate to be a part of this sport that I love so much.”
Since January, Federer has been playing with his Wilson Pro Staff 90 tennis racket and reclaimed the world no. 1 ranking after his extraordinary match against Andy Murray in the men’s final at Wimbledon.
Federer has already won five titles this year and is guaranteed to hold the no. 1 ranking leading into the London Olympic Games later this month.
“Roger is an inspiration for all of us and should be as well for sports enthusiasts and professionals in all sports,” said Jon Muir, general manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “His signature style and persona make him one of the most respected athletes of all time. We congratulate Roger on this wonderful achievement. Wilson is proud to have been part of this journey from the very beginning.“.