Rafael Nadal Owning Tennis In Way No One Has Before Him

Rafael Nadal just keeps coming up with new ways to be a legend. Heck, they already call the man, “King of Clay.” Even non-tennis fans probably know that really means something.

On Monday, Nadal became the first player to be ranked in the ATP’s 10 for 800 straight weeks. That’s more than 15 years … in the top 10 … in his sport … without break. Not even Jimmy Connors did that.

In fact, it was Connors’ record of 789 straight weeks that Nadal broke back in November. Currently, Nadal is ranked No. 2 in the world, trailing only Novak Djokovic.

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

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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