Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest players in the tennis circuit. Additionally, the current world number two is also one of the consistent performers of the game.
The Spaniard recently has been spent 790 weeks under the top 10 of the ATP rankings. This is a record in the game for spending the most number of weeks under the top 10.
Additionally, the former world number one passed the record of another tennis legend Jimmy Connors. On this occasion, Billie Jean King, the 12 times singles Grand Slam winner and former world number one also congratulated Nadal.
Expressing her wishes on Twitter, Billie Jean wrote, ‘‘Congratulations to Nadal on ranking inside the world’s top 10 for 790 consecutive weeks, breaking the previous record held by Jimmy Connors.”
Additionally, Billie Jean King also wrote that it is a fantastic achievement and refers to it as incredible. The appreciation from Billie Jean King is enough to tell what an amazing record it is.
Statistics Say A Lot About Nadal ‘s Consistency
Nadal has now been in the top 10 from April 25, 2005, to the present time. Additionally, the Spaniard has spent the majority of time in the first position. Nadal has spent 81 percent of his time either in the 1st position or in the second. This makes it 209 weeks at the top and 351 weeks at the second.
Additionally, the ”King Of Clay” has spent 57 weeks in the 3rd place and 54 weeks in the 4th position. Lastly, Nadal has also spent 66 weeks in the 5th position. These statistics are enough to tell the consistency of one of the best players that tennis has seen till now.
Besides, 2020 has been an incredible year for the Spanish legend. Nadal also equalled Federer’s record of winning 20 Grand Slams in some time back at the Roland Garros.
After the defeat against Alexander Zverev in Paris Masters 1000 tournament, Nadal will now play in London at the Nitto ATP Finals tournament. The tournament is scheduled to start on November 15, 2020.