Nadal celebrates 200th week at No. 1

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Closing – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 24, 2019 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in motion throughout his match towards Canada’s Denis Shapovalov Information/Sergio Perez

Rafael Nadal marked his 200th profession week on the prime of the ATP rankings Monday, turning into the sixth participant to spend that a lot time at No. 1.

The Spanish famous person joins Roger Federer (310 weeks), Pete Sampras (286), Novak Djokovic (275), Ivan Lendl (270) and Jimmy Connors (268).

Nadal, who changed Djokovic at No. 1 on Nov. four, completed the season with a 58-7 match report. At 33, he’s the oldest participant to complete the yr at No. 1 within the historical past of the rankings (since 1973).

It’s the fifth time Nadal has completed the season within the prime spot, tied for second most all-time (Connors, Federer and Djokovic) behind Sampras’ six instances.

He gained 4 titles in 2019, together with his 18th and 19th Grand Slam singles championships on the French Open and U.S. Open.

—Area Stage Media