Roger Federer Breaks Connors’s World No. 1 Streak

At 161 weeks, tennis champ extraordinaire Roger Federer now holds the record for longest consecutive time spent as number one in the ATP rankings, which have existed since 1973. On Monday, Federer passed the previous record set by Jimmy Connors between 1974 and 1977. Besides Federer and Connors, the only other two men to spend more than a hundred weeks at number one are Ivan Lendl (157) and Pete Sampras (102).


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