Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors' mark as the player with the most consecutive weeks as the top-ranked male tennis with 160 consecutive weeks. Federer, who already has 10 Grand Slams, has held the No.1 position in the ATP rankings since February 2, 2004. Connors was No. 1 from July 1974 until August 1977. And now he is coaching one of the biggest rivals Federer, Andy Roddick. The last time I played was when he beat Fernando Gonzalez in the Australia Open Final on 28 January.
But now that has tied the mark, the Swiss star beat it to be sure next week. He has won six of the last seven Grand Slams and will return to action in the Dubai Open. Federer has 8.120 points in the annual rankings. Rafael Nadal, the man who beat Federer in the French Open last year, is second with 4.705 points. Nadal also beat Federer in the Dubai Open last year.
Federer, now 25, has dominated almost all types of court for past three seasons, but is still trying to win a Grand Slam title on clay. But that being the only title that has not been able to obtain, must be nice to beat marks and do something nobody has done for a long time. Last season, only Nadal and Andy Murray managed to beat Federer, who finished the season with 12 titles and 16 playoff appearances in 17 tournaments. Getting the sum of $ 8.34 million and winning at the end of season Masters Cup.