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Rafael Nadal ends year on high with world number one ranking

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Rafael Nadal ends year on high with world number one ranking
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the 2017 Paris Masters. Photo: Christophe Archambault/AFP.
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After a lengthy period out with injury, the 10-times French Open champion has reclaimed top spot in tennis.

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal secured the year-end world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters on Wednesday November 1st.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is the oldest man to finish a season at the top of the rankings at the age of 31, having previously achieved the feat in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

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