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VIDEO: Nadal's incredible 2013 & how he reclaimed No1 spot

Oct 05, 2013 0 comments

When the new tennis world rankings are released on Monday, Novak Djokovic will be replaced at the top by Rafael Nadal.

The Serbian has occupied the No1 spot since November 2012, and rightly so. In the 42 weeks Djokovic has topped the rankings, he won seven titles including this year's Australian Open.

But the form of Nadal in 2013, particularly throughout the second half of the year after overcoming yet another knee injury, has been nothing short of remarkable.

The Spaniard's season didn't get going until February when he lost in the final of his first event back from injury Horacio Zeballos at Vina del Mar.

Nadal then won his next three consecutive tournaments (Sao Paulo, Acapulco, Indian Wells). A loss in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters to Djokovic was followed by another four sccuessive titles (Barcelona, Madrid Masters, Rome Masters, and an eighth French Open).

Nadal suffered a fresh knee injury following his shock first round Wimbledon defeat to Steven Darcis, but upon his return, the Spaniard is yet to tAste defeat. A further three trophies were added to the bursting Nadal trophy cabinet (Montreal Masters, Cincinnati Masters, US Open) and entry into the final of the China Open on Saturday ensured his place as world No1.

Nadal currently possesses a 2013 playing record of 61-3, amassing 10 titles and a not-to-be-sniffed-at $10,438,849 in prize money. 

It is the first time since June 2011 Nadal has ruled the men's game and it is a thoroughly deserved return to the top for the 27-year-old.

This superb compilation encapsulates the finest moments (and there's a lot of them!) of Nadal's 2013 season.

So to celebrate this remarkable player's surge to world No1, enjoy the footage and marvel in wonder at the brilliance of one of the greatest tennis players to have ever graced the game.

 

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