Rafael Nadal was the number one of the ATP world ranking for a total of 209 weeks, conquering the top of the ranking on 4 (record) occasions, and he is the tennis player who has occupied the second position of the ranking for the longest (339 overall weeks), remaining n.
2 for 160 consecutive weeks behind his rival Roger Federer. With a prize money of more than 120 million dollars, he is the third tennis player in history in the ranking of career earnings, preceded by Novak Đoković and Roger Federer.
The 19-time Grand Slam champion is also one of the richest sportsmen in the world, with an estimated wealth of around $ 300 million. Former French Open doubles champion, Henri Leconte, praised the Spaniard champion for his unrivaled domination at Roland Garros.
“When you think about it, 12 Roland Garros in 15 years, you don’t think it would be possible. If someone told you that, you’d say, ‘You’re crazy.’” Leconte told Stats Perform. “What’s astonishing to me is how he evolved physically, how he changed his game, how he improved.
I like to compare him to an F1 racing team which is producing a new car every year, he is coming every year with a new way of playing and adapting,” Leconte added. “He works on his serve, on his right hand, his left hand, and he’s always changing some things" - he concluded.