Roger Federer keeps beating records. The Swiss player has now been in top 4 Rankings overall for 670 weeks in career, which is 12 years and eight months. Federer has just overcome a legend like Jimmy Connors, who was in the top 4 for 669 weeks.
Since rankings were introduced in 1973, behind of Federer and Connors there is Rafael Nadal (529), fourth Novak Djokovic (526), fifth Ivan Lendl (510). Next week Federer will overcome Connors also in the top 5 rankings overall weeks: now they are both tied on 706.
Federer also was in the top 4 for 522 weeks, three less than Novak Djokovic and 29 than Jimmy Connors, and in top 5 for 548 weeks, which makes him second behind of Connors (659). Federer is currently World No. 2, he has 1,960 points less than the No.1 Rafael Nadal.
At the start of the 2017 season Federer was World No.17 as he had skipped the whole second half of 2016. ALSO READ: ATP ENTRY LISTS: Federer and Nadal in Basel, Zverev and Thiem in Vienna