Rafael Nadal has now been ranked in the ATP Tour Top 20 for 800 consecutive weeks. He ranked inside the Top 20 for the first time on April 4, 2005 and hasn’t dropped out since. Call it another impressive statistic on a resume filled with them.
The other two players are Roger Federer, who has been in the Top 20 since April 23, 2001 (with 734 in a row in the top-10), and Jimmy Connors, having spent 860 weeks in the Top 20 between 1973 and 1990.
Rafa can upstage both Federer and Connors if he holds his place inside the Top 20 over the next 14 months.