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On May 25th 2020*, Rafa will hit 788 weeks and the record will be his. Even if he loses every match between now and then, he'll still have over 7000 points and easily be in the top 10 (currently number 10 has 2600 points). Congrats Rafa!

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*The date may be one week out. This site says 773 weeks, but plugging in dates in this site gives 772 weeks.
 

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He was a bit lucky not to fall out of the TOP10 during his "slump" period in 2016 but good record nevertheless.
 

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So proud to live in the era of GOATDAL
 
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He was a bit lucky not to fall out of the TOP10 during his "slump" period in 2016 but good record nevertheless.
Yeah, 8 weeks at number 10 in mid 2015 and 9 weeks at number 9 in late 2016/early 2017. Minor miracle that he held on.
 

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Yeah, 8 weeks at number 10 in mid 2015 and 9 weeks at number 9 in late 2016/early 2017. Minor miracle that he held on.
Well, the day this strake ends he's essentially done. Not that I'm sure it happens anytime soon. We may have to wait another 3-4 years for that to occur.
 

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Well, the day this strake ends he's essentially done. Not that I'm sure it happens anytime soon. We may have to wait another 3-4 years for that to occur.
He's assured 15 years, 18-19 would be unreal!
 

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This is crazy, even at his worst and with so many injuries he held on.
 

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He missed half season in 2012 plus AO13 too, held on 4th place if I recall well and then came back gloriously to take Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, RG, Cincy, Montreal and USO.

EDIT: LoL forgot IW, his first Master! plus SaoPaulo and Acapulco.

What a great champ our Rafito is ??
 

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He missed half season in 2012 plus AO13 too, held on 4th place if I recall well and then came back gloriously to take Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, RG, Cincy, Montreal and USO.
Acapulco and IW too, he was undefeated on HC that season until Beijing :LOL:
 
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Omg ? Nole must be suicidal over this. Someone please call the police to check on the Serb! Nole is nowhere close to this record!!!
 

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15 consecutive years (and continuing...) as a Top 10 ranked player in the world is a testament to Rafa's incredible consistency. To think no other player has ever stayed in the Top 10 as long as him without falling out of it for that long is an amazing record anyone would like to have.

Congratulations! to Rafa. Keep flying high, champ.
 

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Ken Rosewall had 20 years in the top 10. It really does not matter as a record. We are just finding all these extra little things to push each guy ahead of the other. Well this guy did that, and that guy did this and the other guy did the other thing

Slams and #1 dominance and H2H over main rivals. 3 most important things to a GOAT debate
 

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Surprising and impressive to say the least. But it's also a little jarring to see this when we've been constantly told that Nadal's career was crippled by injuries while Federer and Djokovic are the ones who actually had injuries serious enough to make them drop out of the top 10.
 

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Ken Rosewall had 20 years in the top 10. It really does not matter as a record. We are just finding all these extra little things to push each guy ahead of the other. Well this guy did that, and that guy did this and the other guy did the other thing

Slams and #1 dominance and H2H over main rivals. 3 most important things to a GOAT debate
No one is saying it's a GOAT-determining record, but it isn't irrelevant. It shows endurance, stability, concistency.

#1 dominance is also one of those 'little things' you mention. It isn't a proper achievement, it is a secondary stat derived from what really matters: titles. In tennis one can be #1 even slamless, as WTA proves once and again. #1 weeks is a 'record' of the same type as the one this thread is about: a derivative from the real achievements, which are reached on court, not by a computer on ATP HQ.
 

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No one is saying it's a GOAT-determining record, but it isn't irrelevant. It shows endurance, stability, concistency.

#1 dominance is also one of those 'little things' you mention. It isn't a proper achievement, it is a secondary stat derived from what really matters: titles. In tennis one can be #1 even slamless, as WTA proves once and again. #1 weeks is a 'record' of the same type as the one this thread is about: a derivative from the real achievements, which are reached on court, not by a computer on ATP HQ.
Well it is all part of the calculations. YE #1 used to be, and to me still is, more important than each little week at #1. But #1 already takes into account big titles and uses a fair point system that everybody plays under. It is derived FROM real achievements.

Now, we can sit here and discuss whether this record means more or that record means more, or whether this tournament should be worth more than that one. I think Olympics should be on par with YEC if not above, yet ATP/ITF Civil War gives no points for Olympics

Biggest thing is the slams though, we gotta be honest. Whoever has most slams is the GOAT. Only when people are tied does all this other stuff come into play
 
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