Rafael Nadal has officially become the first tennis player – male or female – to be ranked No. 1 in three different decades.
Rafa has lost and regained the ranking seven times since 2008, and enters 2020 in top spot yet again, becoming the only player to do so in three decades.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who are ranked No. 2. and No. 3 respectively, are the only active male tennis players who can match Rafa’s No.1 accolade. British pro Andy Murray, who also held No. 1 rankings in the last two decades, is currently ranked No. 87.
On the women’s side, Serena and Venus Williams, as well as Maria Sharapova, and Kim Clijsters (who announced her return from retirement in September), are the only active players to have reached No. 1 in two different decades.
Source: Fox News