Roger Federer Returns to World No#1 for history making 5th time record 309 weeks and counting!

The Federer family is celebrating the rise of Roger Federer back to world number 1 although he has not played a professional tennis match since March 24, 2018. Federer said this about his decision to skip the clay season, “I am not 25 any more I need to reserve some energy for Wimbledon. I love the grass more than the clay court, so that is why I won’t take part this year.” The Maestro was only 500 points behind Rafael Nadal when he decided to rest. Rafa needed to defend every clay court tournament from last year as he won almost all of them and it appeared he was on track to do it again this year with 50 straight clay court match wins.  His straight-sets loss to Dominic Theim meant he would be unable to defend his Madrid points and thus Federer returns to world number 1 for a record-breaking 309 weeks and counting.

The Federer position may be short lived as Nadal can reclaim the top spot the following week by winning the title in Rome. Oddly enough, it was January 2007 when Djokovic entered the top 15 for the first time and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were the top 2 players in the world battling for the top spot. Now 11 years later,


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