The Spanish celebrate 800 weeks in a row in the Top 10 of the ATP ranking. Today in second place, he continues to write the history of world tennis.
It is a legend in the present tense. It is that Rafael Nadal continues to be one of the best tennis players of the time and one of the most outstanding athletes of the world elite. In his showcase, he will put trophies and medals and accumulate several historical milestones, such as the one that was unveiled in the last few hours: he is celebrating 800 uninterrupted weeks in the Top-10.
Another record for the Spanish. Rafa entered the top ten in the world in April 2005, and from that date until today, he remains on the small table of tennis. At 34, he remains in second place in the ranking, after leader Novak Djokovic and manages to maintain his career at the top of the sport.
Therefore, Nadal has become the player who has been in the Top 10 the longest, beating the mark of Jimmy Connors (789), Roger Federer (734), Ivan Lendl (619), and Pete Sampras (565).
In addition, during those 16 years, Spanish remained mostly within the Top 3: 209 weeks in the first position and 361 in the second (in the third, 57). The list follows the fifth place (66 weeks); the fourth (54 weeks); the seventh (15); ninth (12); sixth (11); N ° 10 (9) and N ° 8 with seven weeks.
ATP classification as of January 18:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,030 pts.
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9850 pts.
3. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9125 pts.
4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8470
5. Roger Federer (SUI) 6630
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5940
7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5615
8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4164
9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3455
10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3120