Highlights of big achievement in the name of Rafael Nadal
- Rafael Nadal overtakes Djokovic
- Nadal has won 21 Grand Slam titles
Rafael Nadal of Spain, a record 22-time Grand Slam winner, has achieved a ranking in the top 2 after a long time. The Spanish legend has also qualified for the ATP Finals, which will be played in Turin from November 13 to 20. At the age of 35, Nadal has overtaken Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the biggest opponent on the field. In the latest rankings, he will overtake them and occupy second place.
Nadal will be the third oldest player to break into the top 2 since 1973. There are two legends ahead of him in which the recently retired Switzerland’s Roger Federer (37 years 2 months) and Ken Roswell (40 years 9 months) achieved this feat.
Nadal was a top 2 group player in the ATP rankings in 2010, 2011, and 2012. After recovering from injury, he once again became the world’s leading player in 2013 and remained in the top 2 until the end of 2014.
If we talk about Nadal and Novak Djokovic, then there have been a total of 59 matches between these two. Overall, Novak Djokovic leads 30-29. The two players faced each other for the first time during the 2006 French Open.
Since 2014, Nadal struggled with injury for the next 3 seasons. He had to wait again for a few years. Rafale came back in 2017 and won 2 majors. Nadal won 2 honors in 4 years from 2017 to 2020. After playing 29 matches, Nadal failed to repeat his performance in 2021 due to injury.
Nadal won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, 36 ATP World Tour, and singles gold at the 2008 Olympics. Nadal will be in the top 2. He was in the men’s singles of the US Open tennis tournament. Carlos Alvarez won his first Grand Slam title, defeating Roode in the men’s singles final of the US Open tennis tournament, after a fourth-round loss to Francis Tiafo. Nadal is second behind Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP.