Rafael Nadal won the fourth in history 1000 matches
The Spanish tennis player defeated Feliciano Lopez at the Masters in Paris and repeated the achievement of Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors.
20-time Grand Slam tournament winner Rafael Nadal became the fourth tennis player to win 1000 matches in his professional career.
The anniversary was the victory over compatriot Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Paris Masters with a score 4:6, 7:6 (5), 6:4. In addition to Rafa, Ivan Lendl (1068), Roger Federer (1242) and Jimmy Connors (1274) overcame the mark of 1000 victories.
After the match, 34-year-old Nadal posed with a memorial sign.
“The only negative side of 1000 victories is that you are already not young. After all, such an achievement requires a very long career. But I’m super happy. It means that I did a lot well and for a very long time. I had a lot of problems with injuries, but I always had enough love for the game and modesty to accept difficulties,”Tennis TV quotes Nadal.