Nadal on verge of leaving top 10 for first time since 2005

Rafael Nadal has been part of the top 10 since 2005 but there is a chance that he might finally break this incredible run this year as he's on the verge of leaving the top 10.

Rafael Nadal's longevity in tennis is amazing because his injury record is not so stellar. The Spaniard was able to keep himself in the top 10 for many years despite all of those challenges and it speaks to his greatness. Since 2005 Nadal has been part of the top 10 and he never dropped out. No matter how he played or what injuries he had, he always found a way to remain in the top 10.

That could change soon as the Spaniard is on the verge of leaving the top 10 for the first time since 2005. It's not the first time he's on the verge as he was 10th in 2015 for a few weeks but never dropped out. Now, many years later he might due to the injury he suffered in Australia. His return is likely scheduled for March but it's not set in stone.

He could miss even more time as his most recent comebacks from injury went slower than he thought they would. He won't be back in time for Acapulco and will lose the points he won by winning the trophy last year. His Indian Wells is also in doubt and if he drops the 600 points he made by playing in the final there, he'll most likely drop out of the top 10 for the first time since 2015.

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