• Federer glad to be back on top for 2009

    11/26/09 3:09 PM | Johan Lindahl
    Federer glad to be back on top for 2009 Roger Federer is delighting in a return to year-end world No. 1 status a year after losing the honor to Rafael Nadal a year ago in Shanghai.

    The Swiss, owner of 15 Grand Slam titles, is not calling it a season just yet, with a final group match at the World Tour Finals against Juan Martin Del Potro and a US Open finals loss to settle in London.

    "Obviously, that was one of my big goals for this season," Federer said after winning top ranking glory for the fifth time in six years.

    "It's one of the greatest performances I think I've achieved. With what also happened off the court: getting married, having twin girls, reaching all four major finals... playing so well at the most important moments, it's been the key this year."

    Federer was most pleased to have become the first man after Ivan Lendl to return to the top ranking at season's end after once losing it.

    "I had a rough 2008, coming back this year and being able to dominate and play at the top when the depth in tennis is so great at the moment. I think it's a wonderful achievement. Of course, it's official. It's a wonderful feeling."

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1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

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