Roger Federer has enjoyed an incredible career and so far has accumulated 310 weeks ranked as the world number one tennis player. Federer even managed 237 weeks in a row on the top spot of the ATP rankings. In a career spanning over 20 years the Swiss has achieved 20 grand slam titles and 99 career titles in total. In February 2019 Federer beat Robin Haase at the ABN AMRO Tournament in Rotterdam to seal a return to the rankings. To mark the occasion Nike have produced the Nike zoom vapor 9 tour special edition.
287 Weeks at World Number One – July 2012
On 16th July 2012, Roger Federer will finally break the record for most weeks at Number One in the ATP World Rankings. The Swiss returned to the top of the pile after his 17th Grand Slam win at Wimbledon and will break Pete Sampras’ 286 week record. As a little present Nike have given Roger a specially commissioned pair of Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour Special Edition. There are only 286 pairs of these shoes available and as you can imagine are extremely sought after. To get your hands on a pair go to www.nikestore.com
This premium version of the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour shoe comes in Black / Metallic Gold and features Roger’s logo on the tongue and ‘287’ on the back heel. Each box will come with a signed letter of authenticy from Roger himself. The box will be adorned with a number outlining each of Roger’s weeks as World Number One and a short note that references what he achieved during that week at the top. A note from Roger Federer that lives inside the box reads:
This limited edition pair of Nike Zoom Vapor RF287 celebrates a milestone that represents so much to me for a multitude of reasons. Knowing all that comes with holding the #1 position in Men’s Tennis – for the first time, the longest time, the most times – with respect and honor, I continue.
Roger Federer July 16, 2012