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Can Roger Federer break Pete Sampras Record?

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The 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer hopes to break record of the former World No. 1 Pete Sampras of United States, who holds most of any player at top spot in the ATP Rankings.

The 30-year-old Roger Federer stands at second place for a record of 237 consecutive weeks and 285 weeks overall, ahead of American tennis legend Pete Sampras holds top position for a record of 286 weeks at no. 1 position in the ATP Rankings. Pete Sampras is the last American male singles player to win a Grand Slam in 2000 Wimbledon at All England Club and 1999 ATP World Tour Finals in Hanover.

The World No. 3 Federer is having the most of the possibilities’ to return back top position next season, where he has played remarkable tennis at the end of the season winning with three consecutive titles at Basel, Paris and London. Swiss maestro said he is looking forward to continue his 17-match winning streak next season, schedule to begin his 2012 campaign in 2012 Qatar Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha in January.

The former World No. 1 Roger Federer had 8, 170 points at No. 3 position, ahead of Rafael Nadal at No. 2 with 9,595 and Novak Djokovic at No. 1 with 13,630. Swiss star is away from 5, 460 points to reach top position in the ATP Rankings, where he needs to win more than two major titles to become No. 1.

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