Federer Celebrates 900 Weeks In Top 10
Had 734-week stint in Top 10 between October 2002 to November 2016
Roger Federer has become the first player in FedEx ATP Rankings history to spend 900 weeks in the Top 10.
The Swiss superstar hit the milestone on Monday, having first broken into the sport’s elite group on 20 May 2002 at No. 8 after winning his first ATP Masters 1000 crown in Hamburg (d. Safin).
Federer was a permanent member of the Top 10 from 14 October 2002 until 7 November 2016, when a long-standing knee injury ended his 734-week stint in the Top 10. During those 14 years and 25 days, he spent 302 of his 310 weeks at the summit of men’s professional tennis.
Federer returned to the Top 10 on 30 January 2017, after winning his 18th Grand Slam championship crown with victory at the Australian Open.
Since first breaking into the Top 10 in May 2002, Federer has spent a record-breaking 310 weeks at No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, 218 weeks at World No. 2 and 218 weeks at No. 3, where the 38-year-old currently sits. He has also won 100 of his 103 career titles as a member of the Top 10.