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Former British No. 1 player Tim Henman thinks highly of Roger Federer. So highly in fact, that he believes the Swiss will win more Grand Slams and regain the number one spot in the rankings by 2012’s end. Henman justifies his claim with the notion that Federer trails Pistol Pete’s record of 286 weeks at No. 1 by only one week, and wants the record badly.

"He is just short of Sampras' record for most weeks at World Number One. I know Roger will really want to break that record, so I think it’s possible. I think he will win more Slams, I really do. If the conditions favour him then Roger at his best is still better than anyone else."

Seeing how Federer played toward the end of the year (winning his last 22 matches, including the ATP World Tour Finals), there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t have the ability to regain the top spot.

He showed the world his dominance in a thrashing of No. 2 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-0 in a seemingly short 61 minutes at the World Tour Finals, before going on to win the title in three sets against a stingy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He’ll look to stay in form for the 2012 season and Henman hopes he does, being a Roger fan himself.

"My highlight of 2011 has to be Federer winning the ATP World Tour Finals in London. I've always been a Federer fan because I love the way he plays,” Henman added.