Rafael Nadal is not in the top 10 for the first time since 2005. The longest reign in the top 10 for a male player has come to an end. What a run – 912 consecutive weeks in the top 10.
That’s despite all the injuries that Rafa had to go through in the last two decades. Rafa fans reminded us what the world was like when Rafa was last outside the top 10.
Here’s what rankings looked like before Rafael Nadal entered the top 10.
Many Rafael Nadal records will stand the test of time – his impressive record at the French Open, his clay court record, and now his top 10 reign.