Rafael Nadal has become the second-oldest world number one in ATP rankings history after he reached top spot for the eighth time on Monday. What does he have left in his remarkable career and what does 2020 have in store for him?
It is exactly 12 months to the day since the Spaniard’s last stint at world number one when he assumed the position on November 4, 2018
He is relentless. He is remarkable.
Nadal’s eight times holding top spot have drawn him level with Ivan Lendl, the first coming on August 18, 2008 when he was 22 years old. On that occasion, he spent 46 weeks at top spot until July 5, 2009
Following his first occupation of top spot in the rankings, he has returned to the summit seven times.