Nadal secures year-end No. 1 rank.
Posted by tennisplanet on September 16, 2010
Other interesting notes on it:
Nadal, Federer and Ivan Lendl are the only players to have held, lost and regained the year-end No. 1 spot in the 37-year history of the rankings. Federer did it last year.
Since the rankings began in 1973, only eight other players have finished the year at the top more than once. Of those nine, Nadal, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors are the only left-handers.
Since April, Nadal has won 43 of his 46 matches.
“It has been an incredible season—one of my best ever, if not the best,” Nadal said Thursday in a statement. “I worked very hard to get back to the top and it feels really good to know I will end the year as No. 1.”