Roger Federer found himself on the brink of defeat but the 17 time Grand Slam champion held his nerve against countryman Stanislas Wawrinka to win in three sets and assure himself of being ranked no. 1 next week. That will be Federer's 300th week at the top of the world rankings - an all time record for men.
Federer beat Wawrinka 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 to improve to 12-1 lifetime against his friend.
“I never thought of something like this when I was a little kid, that's for sure,” Federer tld the press. “I was just hoping one day my dream was going to come true to play on the regular tour, play Wimbledon, maybe become World No. 1 at some stage. So here I am at 300 weeks. It's pretty incredible. Probably one of my biggest accomplishments. I'm very proud of that record, no doubt about it.”
“I consider myself a little lucky. I never stopped believing, pushed till the end, then got off to a good start in the third set. Basically that was it. It was a tough match. He was the better player for basically two sets. It's great finding a way out that way, that's for sure.”