After another superb year, Roger Federer is just two Grand Slam victories away from equalling Pete Sampras’ record 14 wins.
In the calendar year 2007, he once again won three Grand Slam events – the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – to take his career total to 12. He also won the Masters Cup in Shanghai and Masters series events in Hamburg and Cincinnati. Federer’s win at Wimbledon was his fifth in succession and equalled the record of Bjorn Borg from 1976-80.
Federer has been World No 1 since February 2004 and has been Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the last three years.