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Sampras's record in a sentence

1. Agassi ended 1999 as the No. 1, ending Sampras's record of six consecutive year-ending top rankings (1993–98).

2. Sampras's record of 14 majors had lasted for seven years.

3. However, he failed to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since the 2004 French Open, losing to Söderling in the last 8 and relinquishing his No. 1 ranking, having been just one week away from equalling Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks as world No. 1. In a huge upset at Wimbledon, Federer lost in the last 8 again to Tomáš Berdych and fell to No. 3 in the rankings for the first time in 6 years and 8 months.

4. Murray) which brought him one Grand Slam title short of Pete Sampras's record of fourteen.

5. The year saw Federer accomplishing three major goals: winning his first French Open title, breaking Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam wins, and regaining the no. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.

6. The highlight of his season was the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, where he made a dramatic comeback at two sets down in the third round Julien Benneteau and carried momentum from his win to win a seventh Wimbledon title over hometown favorite Andy Murray, tying Pete Sampras's record of Wimbledon titles and clinching his record-setting seventeenth Grand Slam.

7. His win at Wimbledon also saw him return to the World No. 1 ranking, and ultimately saw him breaking Sampras's record of weeks at World No. 1. Federer went on to win his first Olympic singles medal at the 2012 London Olympics, winning the silver medal.

8. Federer also won his fifteenth Grand Slam, which broke Pete Sampras's record for most Grand Slams won.

9. No. 1 seed and five-time champion Roger Federer was aiming to equal William Renshaw's record of six consecutive Wimbledon titles (1881–1886), and edge ever closer to Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles, of which Federer had 12. Nadal, the No. 2 seed and four-time French Open champion was Federer's challenger for the third consecutive year, and was aiming to become the first man since Björn Borg to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.

10. However, he failed to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since the 2004 French Open, losing to Söderling in the last 8 and relinquishing his No. 1 ranking, having been just one week away from equalling Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks as world No. 1. In a huge upset at Wimbledon, Federer lost in the last 8 again to Tomáš Berdych and fell to No. 3 in the rankings for the first time in 6 years and 8 months.

11. In his obsessive pursuit of Sampras's record number of grand slam victories, Federer had crashed into the muscled wall of Nadal.