The ATP 500 series tournaments were introduced in the regular calendar from the year 1990. Currently the number of 500 series events held every calendar season is 13. These come as the 4th most important tournaments held every year after Grand Slams, Nitto ATP finals and the ATP Masters 1000 events. In this article we take a look at the 5 players who have won most ATP 500 events.
5. David Ferrer
The former World Number 3 has been one of the best players produced by Spain in last 20 years. Ferrer won 27 titles in his career. This tally included him winning 10 ATP 500 series events.
Out of those he won 3 titles at the Mexican Open and 3 at the Valencia Open in Spain. Ferrer’s last 500 series victory came at the Vienna Open in Austria in 2015. Fifth on the list of most ATP 500 titles wins.
4. Pete Sampras
Pistol Pete won 14 Grand Slams in his career and was World Number 1 for 286 weeks. In the 500 series events also Sampras made a mark.
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Of his 61 total career titles, 12 came at the 500 series tournaments for Sampras. These would include titles at Queen’s, Tokyo, Basel and Hannover Open tournaments. Fourth on the list of most ATP 500 titles wins.
Novak won his 1st 500 series event in Vienna in 2007. Since then the total number of his ATP 500 titles he has won is 13.
The Serb’s most successful 500 series championship has come at the Beijing Open in China where he has won 6 titles. This is followed by the Dubai Championships in UAE where Djokovic has been a 4 time Champion. Third on the list of most ATP 500 titles wins.
2. Rafael Nadal
Rafa Nadal stands all time 2nd in the most ATP titles list. The Spaniard has so far won 20 ATP 500 trophies, 11 of which have come at the Barcelona Open, 2 at China Open, 2 at German Open and 2 in the Mexican Open.
Rafa still enjoys a commanding position at Barcelona and could add many more to his tally before he calls it a day. Second on the list of most ATP 500 titles wins.
The Swiss maestro leads the all time list of most ATP 500 titles winners. Federer has amassed 24 ATP 500 tournaments in his career so far. He has won 10 titles in his home tournament at Basel and also achieved 10 victories at Halle in Germany.
This makes him the most successful player at the ATP 500 level tournaments. The Swiss maestro is still going strong and could add few more to his already record collection.