Rafael Nadal marked his 200th career week at the top of the ATP rankings

by November 27th, 2019

Rafael Nadal marked his 200th career week at the top of the ATP rankings yesterday becoming the sixth player to spend that much time at no. 1.

The Spanish superstar joins roger Federer……310 weeks, Pete Sampras 286, Novak Djokovic ….275, Ivan Lendl …270 and jimmy Connors …268.

Nadal, who replaced Djokovic at no. 1 on November 4, finished the season with a 58-7 match record.

At 33, he is the oldest player to finish the year at no. 1 in the history of the rankings.

He won four titles in 2019, including his 18th and 19th grand slam singles championships at the French open and U.S. Open.

 

ALL-TIME WEEKS AT NO. 1

No. 1 Player
Total Weeks
Longest Streak
310
237 weeks
286
102 weeks
275
122 weeks
270
157 weeks
268
160 weeks
200
56 weeks

Nadal, who replaced Djokovic at World No. 1 on 4 November, enjoyed a stellar 2019 season, capturing four titles — including two Grand Slams Roland Garros and the US Open and two ATP Masters 1000s in Rome and in Montreal) — and compiling a 58-7 match record. He also reached the Australian Open final (l. to Djokovic) in January and has contested three Grand Slam finals in a calendar year on four occasions (also 2010-11, 2017).