Rafael Nadal continues reaching new milestones

 (AFP) – Rafael Nadal on Monday became the first player to be ranked in the ATP top 10 for 800 consecutive weeks, a run spanning more than 15 years.

The world number two broke Jimmy Connors’ previous record of 789 straight weeks in the top 10 in November.

The Spaniard first broke into the top 10 in April 2005, shortly before winning the first of his 13 French Open titles.

(Petr David Josek/Associated Press

The 34-year-old is still over two-and-a-half years short of matching Roger Federer’s record of spending 931 weeks in total in the top 10.

There were no changes at the top of the rankings as players prepare for the Australian Open next month.

Some of the sport’s biggest stars were among those told they would get no “special treatment” on Monday, with 72 players stuck in hotel quarantine in Australia after four Covid-19 cases on the chartered planes which flew players to the country.

ATP top 20:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12,030 points

2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9,850

3. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9,125

4. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 8,470

5. Roger Federer (SUI) 6,630

6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 5,940

7. Alexander Zverev (GER) 5,615

8. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4,164

9. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 3,455

10. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 3,120

11. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 2,830

13. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2,710

14. David Goffin (BEL) 2,600 (+2)

15. Milos Raonic (CAN) 2,580 (-1)

16. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,580 (-1)

17. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 2,420

18. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 2,365

19. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,260

20. Karen Khachanov (RUS) 2,245

Source: AFP


  1. Rafa just keeps making history in the statistical field…our GOAT…Vamos Champion ☘🇪🇦☘🇪🇦

  2. YIKES

    “Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend, Vanessa Sierra, drew flak from Kyrgios after complaining that the food served at their quarantine hotel room was cold and grumbling about having to wash her own hair.

    “This is the worst part of quarantine,” Sierra said on her YouTube channel. “I don’t wash my own hair. I’ve never washed my own hair. It’s just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me.”

    • You know that she’s a porn star don’t you Margo? They obviously have people doing their hair and makeup. None are needed for wardrobe!

      She’s the complete opposite of lovely, elegant and dignified Maria F. Perello.

      • No Pauline, I had no idea. My post was from an article about the AO.

        The “YIKES” was for her saying she washes her hair only twice a week. Maybe Tomic could help her out financially so she can have her hair done more often.

    • To be fair, I think it was meant light-heartedly, but, given how high feelings are running over this whole situation it was in rather poor taste. There’s nothing funny about any of this.

      • I don’t know who you are addressing but I find a hair wash 2X’s per week insufficient and outré. Think of all the dirt and pollutants that will stick to hair after applying all kinds of sprays and whatnot to keep it in place. Not funny.

        Her comment was not lighthearted. She subsequently apologized.

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