Roger Federer’s Dominance on the Court, In 16 Astonishing Images

310: That’s the number of weeks Roger Federer has spent as world number one during his career (second only to Novak Djokovic’s 373)—237 of them consecutively. With 20 Grand Slam victories to his credit, the Swiss-born tennis player has long been hailed as one of his sport’s very best.

Now, as we await Federer’s return to the tour following a knee surgery—and to help celebrate his 42nd birthday—we take a look back at 17 thrilling shots of the master at play. 

Roger Federer playing Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001.Photo: Getty Images

At the U.S. Open in 2002.Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

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