Today we introduce you to those men’s tennis legends who have more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins. To win a thousand singles tennis matches is one of the most extraordinary achievements in men’s tennis. It requires great amount of consistency, determination and a never say die attitude to accomplish such an extraordinary feet.
Recently Rafael Nadal became the 4th male player in the Open Era to achieve 1000 match wins on the ATP circuit. Here are the tennis greats who have already crossed this milestone in their extraordinary careers to become legends of the game.
4. Rafael Nadal (1002* wins)
The great Rafael Nadal has added another feather to his already illustrious career. The King of Clay has become just the 4th player to win more than 1000 matches in singles arena in the game of tennis. Nadal who turned pro is 2001 won his first ATP tour level match almost 2 decades ago in 2003. His inspiring career now has 1002 matches and counting at the cost of just 201 losses.
Rafa has the highest win loss percentage of 83.3 % among male tennis players in the all-time followed by the Bjorn Borg. The Spanish sensation has won 20 Grand Slam so far and is on top of that list with his great rival Swiss Roger Federer. Nadal’s heroics on the clay especially at the French Open are unmatched and unthinkable in the game. He is expected to add much more match wins to his tally before retiring from the game after a few years. Among the Tennis greats with more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins.
3. Ivan Lendl (1068 wins)
Lendl was one of the best and most ferocious competitors that tennis has ever seen. The Czech born American turned professional in 1978 and had a great career of 16 years. Ivan won 1068 matches with 242 losses in his career He was just the 2nd male player at that time to cross the 1000 match winning mark. The hard hitting baseliner had amazing grit on the court and fought for every single point.
Ivan Lendl also won 94 titles in his illustrious singles tennis career which included 8 Grand Slam trophies. He was the world number 1 for 268 weeks and thus building a career fit to be in the tennis hall of fame. After retiring from the game Lendl has been having a wonderful coaching career. He coached Andy Murray to 3 Grand Slam wins and was also associated with Alexander Zverev. Among the Tennis greats with more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins.
2. Roger Federer (1242* wins)
Be it in grace, style or consistency Roger Federer is one of the best to ever to have ever picked up a racquet. The Swiss superstar has so far won 1242 matches with his first professional tennis victory coming long back in 1999. Federer enjoys a win loss record 82.1% with 271 singles losses so far. He still has plenty left in the tank and could be on top of this list before retiring from the game. The current world number 4 has an aura which is much more than records and wins. His efficiency and grace is something to watch from the naked eye and just admire.
Federer has won 20 slams so far, been world number 1 for 310 weeks and displayed exemplary longevity on the tennis court. The 39 year old who is currently undergoing rehab after his knee injury earlier this year will again return to the court in Australian Open 2020. Roger’s greatest contribution to the game of tennis is that he managed to increase its popularity manifold. He has been regarded as one of the most famous and richest athletes in current times. Among the Tennis greats with more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins.
1. Jimmy Connors (1274 wins)
The American tennis great of 1970s and 1980s, Jimmy Connors was known for his on-court talent, sheer will to win and extreme longevity. Connors played pro tennis for 25 years and retired with 1274 singles match wins. This record continues to hold even 25 years after Jimmy retired from the game.
Connors also holds lot of other great records like most titles won and most matches player. He had a win loss record of 81.9% in the singles arena. Jimmy also won 8 singles Grand Slam trophies. Among the Tennis greats with more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins.
These were the 4 tennis players who won more than 1000 ATP Singles match wins on the court. We hope that you liked this article and look forward for your response in the comments and feedback section.
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