Rafael Nadal completes 17 years in ATP top 10, the longest such streak in rankings history

Rafael Nadal has completed 17 uninterrupted years in the ATP top 10, the longest such streak in rankings history.

The legendary left-hander produced one of the best-ever seasons by a teenager in ATP history when he went 79-10 in 2005. During that year, Nadal racked up a staggering 11 titles, including triumphs at Roland Garros and four Masters 1000 tournaments .

Starting the year at World No. 60, the then 18-year-old followed up his maiden Masters 1000 triumph in Monte Carlo with a title run in Barcelona. With the win, Nadal broke into the top 10 of the ATP rankings for the very first time and has been there ever since.

On April 25, 2022, Nadal completed a record-extending 866 consecutive weeks inside the top 10 of the ATP rankings.

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