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Chinanews client, January 19, according to the ATP official website news, this week, the 34-year-old Nadal reached a new achievement-since he broke into the top ten men's singles world for the first time on April 25, 2005, Nadal has remained in the top 10 of the world for 800 consecutive weeks.
If a year is counted as 52 weeks, 800 consecutive weeks means that in more than 15 years, Nadal has participated in almost all professional tennis events as the top ten in the world.
In April 2005, 18-year-old Nadal broke into the world's top ten for the first time.
After that month, he won the first Grand Slam championship trophy in his career at Roland Garros.
So far, he has never left the top ten in the world.
During his long career, Nadal has also declined due to injuries.
In 2015, he was in poor condition and reached 10th in the world ranking.
However, through unremitting efforts, Nadal kept his ranking in the top ten in the world, and returned to the top in the world in 2017.
When talking about how to maintain a high competitive state for a long time, Nadal once said: "I have faced injuries at different periods of my career. But I always continue to do what I want with passion and love. The thing, that is playing tennis. Therefore, I am proud that even after completing a lot of things, I can still keep my hunger, move on, and be able to accept challenges humbly, accepting that sometimes things are not as I do Expected to proceed. The people around me always help me a lot. Without them, this is impossible." (End)