Roger Federer Congratulates Sir Andy Murray On Reaching No. 1

by Tom Gainey | November 5th, 2016, 2:36 pm

Even Roger Federer has gotten into Andy Murray mania after the Scot finally ascended to No. 1 today.

“We have a new 👑 in town. Congrats Sir @andy_murray,” Federer posted in a tweet.

Murray is the 26th player to reach No. 1 and the first British man to do it.

Federer is still rehabbing his surgically-repaired left knee but in expected back next month for the IPTL exo series in Asia. The Swiss former No. 1 will finish No. 16 in the ATP Rankings unless John Isner wins Paris, then he’ll slip to No. 17.

With the change at the top of the rankings, Federer’s record streak of 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1 is all but secure for the next 4-5 years and the chances of Djokovic passing him for the overall weeks at No. 1 (302 weeks) also slightly decreases.

So he should be happy for Andy, right?

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17 Comments for Roger Federer Congratulates Sir Andy Murray On Reaching No. 1

chrisford1 Says:

Notable that since Feb 2 2004 there have only been 3 guys who have been #1, with a couple of tradeoffs between them. Andy becomes the 1st new guy in almost 13 years.
And helps solidify the concept of the Big 4. Not the Big 3 and Andy.
Murray belongs with Fed, Novak and Rafa. In the competitive era that started as 2007 was coming to close, after Fed dominated the 4 years before that..

Farah Diba Says:

And Rafa will follow soon..

Willow Says:

Nice one Roger, and well said …

I Think this confirms Andy as an elite player, and as much as i like Stan, Andys 3 GS are better than Stans 3 GS, Andys been in multiple finals and has better numbers at 3 of the 4 GS, and two singles gold medals, and number has achieved the number 1 ranking ….

Nancy Shaw Says:

Well done Andy congratulations
Your family must be very proud.

Tennisfan Says:

Congratulations to Andy!

Giles Says:
No thread for Rafa, so I’ll post this here.

Willow Says:

Rafa also tweeted his congratulations to Andy on the number 1 ranking, saying congrats to my friend Andy, Andy replied thankyou, and i know how much tennis misses you ! ;-)) ….

lakie Says:

Actually the weak and boring era started in 2015. The difference between pre 2008 and post 2014 is obvious.

Gordon Says:

Iakie – what isn’t obvious is what point you are trying to make?

So I’ll ask… what point are you trying to make?

Humble Rafa Says:

Federer is still rehabbing his surgically-repaired left knee but in expected back next month for the IPTL exo series in Asia.

Where there is money, someone shows up.

#just an observation

Okiegal Says:

@Giles….thanks for the Golden Moments link…..loved it!!

Okiegal Says:

Mira you have been spot on with your Murray predictions! Did you borrow someone’s crystal ball?? Lol

Farah Diba Says:

Err…Mom Okie,which predictions you’re talking about?I predict a lot..As for crystal ball..I borrow it from M..did you know that she’s got the latest model?It’s really really good..It’s called GTR 1000 SuperPower..Got multiple functions too..

lakie Says:

Gordon, it was in response to CF1’s claim in the first post on this thread that the competitive era started at the end of 2007 implying that earlier we had the weak era.

Jenny Shekersavva Says:

well done andy I knew you could do it congratulations.

skeezer Says:

….and the Church has disappeared. Surprised anyone?

Khb Says:

The only deluded folks here are Fedal “rivalry” worshippers. Lmao.
Fed’s kneeing the opponents again? Injured and out of the top 10, yet no one remembered.
Murray is another owner of Fed. Oops.

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