© ATP Tour

Nadal Celebrates 200 Weeks At No. 1 In ATP Rankings

ATPTour.com pays tribute to the World No. 1 on another milestone day

Rafael Nadal is this week celebrating his 200th week at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

Only five other players since 1973 have been ranked at the summit of men's professional tennis for more weeks: Jimmy Connors (268), Ivan Lendl (270), Novak Djokovic (275), Pete Sampras (286) and record-holder Roger Federer (310).

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 (Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and the Coupe Rogers 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).

The 33-year-old, who first rose to the top spot on 18 August 2008, is the oldest player to finish year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings (since 1973). He is also the fifth player to finish the year at No. 1 on five or more occasions, following in the footsteps of Sampras (6), Connors (5), Federer (5) and Djokovic (5).

Nadal (9,985) has an 840-point lead over Djokovic (9,145) in the ATP Rankings. Nadal will begin his 2020 ATP Tour season representing Spain at the inaugural ATP Cup in Perth, while Djokovic features for Serbia in Brisbane.

AT 200 WEEKS AT NO. 1... - Look at the ages and records of Federer, Sampras, Lendl, Connors, Djokovic and Nadal in their 200th week at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

No. 1 Player
Date Achieved
Age
W-L Record
Titles
3 December 2007
26 years, 117 days
551-134 (.804)
53 (12 majors)
24 November 1997
26 years, 104 days
557-150 (.788)
52 (10 majors)
23 May 2016
29 years, 1 day
723-149 (.829)
64 (11 majors)
3 April 1989
29 years, 27 days
563-98 (.852)
76 (7 majors)
26 June 1978
25 years, 297 days
544-88 (.861)
66 (4 majors)
25 November 2019
33 years, 175 days
977-197 (.832)
84 (19 majors)