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Roger Federer sets standard for No. 1

7/16/2012 - Tennis Roger Federer

LONDON -- Roger Federer has surpassed Pete Sampras to set
the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top
for the first time since June 2010, and his 287th week at No. 1 --
one more than Sampras.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion says he is "extremely proud and
honored to have beaten Pete's record as he was my childhood hero
and I have always looked up to him."

The Swiss star will enter the Olympics next week as the world's
top-ranked player.

Sampras says "the hardest thing to do in sports is the ability
to stay on top. Roger has been able to do so by great play and
durability."