Today Is The 10-Year Anniversary Of Roger Federer First Becoming No. 1
by Tom Gainey | February 2nd, 2014, 3:04 pm
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The ATP released a special page today in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of Roger Federer first reaching the No. 1 ranking which happened on February 2, 2004.

Then just 22, Federer had just defeated Marat Safin to win his first Australian Open title, second Grand Slam, to move him past Andy Roddick for the top ranking.

Federer went on to rank No. 1 for 302 weeks, most recently in November of 2012.

Roger Federer Dates at No. 1 No. of Weeks
2 Feb 2004 – 16 Aug 2008 237
15 Jul 2009 – 6 Jun 2010 48
9 Jul 2012 – 4 Nov 2012 17

 


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7 Comments for Today Is The 10-Year Anniversary Of Roger Federer First Becoming No. 1

skeezer Says:

Fed #1 for 48 weeks from 09-10?
Some …excuse me…a few thought 04-07 was a week era?
ROLF!
Congrats GOAT and the platinum record of weeks at #1!

#unreachable


Hippy Chic Says:

Congrats Roger a decade since becoming world number 1,nothing more to say other than amazing,and still ranked in the top 10 even now wow.


Humble Rafa Says:

I ate chicken yesterday. Today is the first day anniversary. How time flies.


Rogerisclass Says:

gongrats for Roger. I love you :)

HR is Arrogant as usual. lol


RZ Says:

Amazing that 10 years later, his lowest ranking is 8. I’m sure that as this year improves, he’ll be back in the top 5. He really doesn’t have that many points to defend in the next few months.


DC Says:

@ Humble Rafa.
Soon we will be celebrating someones
- “first injury excuse” 10th anniversary.
- 100th Injury excuse when loosing.
Time will definitely fly, but excuses will not.


Queen Says:

I guess no news is still a news…

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