Federer aims at number #1 rank

Yashaswini's Zone

After capturing the Madrid Open title and knowing he will climb back above Rafa Nadal to number two in the world, Roger Federer has set his sights on reclaiming the top ranking..

The resurgent 30-year-old Swiss came from a set down to beat Tomas Berdych in the Madrid final on Sunday, a fourth title of the year and a third in the Spanish capital that put him level on 20 Masters crowns with great rival Nadal.

Success in one of the upcoming grand slams could catapult him above Novak Djokovic to number one, a position he last held in May 2010, and he would then equal, and almost certainly break, his idol Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at the top.

A buoyant Federer told a news conference that would be “absolutely amazing”.

“Back then I was just trying to stay world number one and I never really looked at…

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