Rafael Nadal becomes third player to spend 500+ weeks ranked inside top-3


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Rafael Nadal becomes third player to spend 500+ weeks ranked inside top-3

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has become the third player ever to spend a total of 500 or more weeks ranked inside the top-3 on the ATP rankings list. Nadal, ranked at No. 2 in the world, is ranked inside the top-3 for the 500th week.

World No. 1 Roger Federer leads the list with a total of 662 weeks spend ranked inside the top-3. The great Jimmy Connors comes at the second place, having spent a total of 595 weeks ranked inside the top-3. Former world No.

1 Novak Djokovic is next in the line to reach the 500 weeks mark. Djokovic, now ranked at No. 13, has spent a total of 494 weeks ranked inside the top-3.

Nadal reached the No.

1 spot for the first time since 2014 in August last year. The Spaniard was ranked at No. 1 for a couple of months before he was dethroned once again. The great Federer made it past the Spaniard on the list after last month's ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam.

The Swiss needed to reach the Rotterdam semi-finals in order to dethrone Nadal. Federer, 36, eventually ended up winning it all at Rotterdam. Croatian Marin Cilic follows Federer and Nadal on the list as he is ranked at No.

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