Dubai :Roger Federer has overtaken Jimmy Connors' 30-year-old record for being in the number one spot in men's tennis rankings for most consecutive weeks. Federer has been at the top for 161 straight weeks. He first became number one in February 2004. The Swiss maestro paid tribute to Connors saying that the American still has one record he'll never manage beating-- that of career titles. Connors has 109 titles to his name as opposed to Federer's 46. The world number one had earlier said that the rankings record was one of his more significant achievements. Given how far ahead he is in terms of ranking points, Federer is likely to stay number one for a while.