Fed is the GOAT! (Greatest Of All Time!)
Re: Murray - He should hang in there. Djokovic has leveled off (at very high level), Fed is doing great but he's not getting any younger and it looks like Nadal can't keep up with the year round pounding on his body. Who knows ... the tennis landscape can be very different in 2 - 3 years.
Ana Ivanovic by Cy!
CNN) -- Roger Federer's reputation as one of the finest tennis players of all time was cemented on Monday, as the Swiss broke Pete Sampras' record for the most number of weeks at the top of the world rankings.
Federer returned to the No. 1 spot for the first time in over two years with a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon men's singles triumph, a victory which was also gave him an unparalleled 17th grand slam title.
The 30-year-old has now spent 287 weeks at the summit since turning pro in 1998, one more than 14-time grand slam winner Sampras managed between 1993 and 2000.
By comparison, Steffi Graf holds the women's record total of 377 weeks at No. 1, with Martina Navratilova second on 332.
"It is really an amazing feeling for me to have regained the No. 1 ranking," Federer said on the ATP Tour website.
Federer, who defeated Murray at SW19 to claim his seventh title, booked his place in the showpiece with a remarkable 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 19-17 victory over Juan Martin Del Potro.
The semi-final match lasted four hours and 26 minutes, surpassing Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Masters in 2009 as the longest three-set men's singles match in the Open era.
Federer, who won gold in the men's Doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka in 2008, is now guaranteed at least a silver medal, while Del Potro must recover to battle for bronze on Sunday after leaving Centre Court in tears.
Murray progressed after a brilliant 7-5 7-5 victory over
Roger Federer will face Andy Murray in the men's Tennis Singles final at London 2012, a repeat of last month's Wimbledon title showdown.
Leanna Decker Courtesy of CAI
Murray just got ickle Laura Robson into the final