Nadal joins 1,000 matches club but where does Rafa rank?

Rafael Nadal played his 1,000th ATP Tour-level singles match on Sunday night and we look back at other stars who have achieved the same feat in men's tennis.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
27th March 2017

article:27th March 2017

Rafael Nadal came back from an awful first set to defeat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday.

It was the 1,000th ATP match of the Spaniard’s stellar career and of the ten other players to have reached and gone beyond that landmark – Nadal has the highest winning percentage at 82.19%.


Here’s a breakdown of the players that have played the most singles matches in men’s tennis history, as well as their overall win-loss record and winning percentage.

Nadal, Roger Federer and David Ferrer are the only three players who are still active in the list.

Nadal creeps into the 1,000 club at No.11 – what do you make of of the stats?

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11 Rafael Nadal

Matches Played: 1,000
Win-Loss record: 822-178
Win percentage: 82.19%

10) Brian Gottfried

Matches Played: 1,004
Win-Loss record: 680–324
Win percentage: 67.73%

9) David Ferrer

Matches Played: 1,034
Win-Loss record: 696-338
Win percentage: 67.31%

8) Stefan Edberg

Matches Played: 1,071
Win-Loss record: 801-270
Win percentage: 74.79%

7) John McEnroe

Matches Played: 1,075
Win-Loss record: 877-198
Win percentage: 81.58%

6) Ilie Nastase

Matches Played: 1,085
Win-Loss record: 780-305
Win percentage: 71.89%

5) Andre Agassi

Matches Played: 1,144
Win-Loss record: 870-274
Win percentage: 76.05%

4) Guillermo Vilas

Matches Played: 1,215
Win-Loss record: 929-286
Win percentage: 76.46%

3) Ivan Lendl

Matches Played: 1,310
Win-Loss record: 1,068-242
Win percentage: 81.52%

2) Roger Federer

Matches Played: 1,340
Win-Loss record: 1,094-246
Win percentage: 81.79%

1) Jimmy Connors

Matches Played: 1,535
Win-Loss record: 1,256-279
Win percentage: 81.82%


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From Jimmy Connors to Rafael Nadal – Men’s tennis stars who have played 1,000 matches and more on the ATP Tour

Rafael Nadal played his 1,000th ATP Tour-level singles match on Sunday night and we look back at other stars who have achieved the same feat in men's tennis.

11) Rafael Nadal - 1,000 matches

11) Rafael Nadal - 1,000 matches

10) Brian Gottfried (second from the left) - 1,004 matches

10) Brian Gottfried (second from the left) - 1,004 matches

9) David Ferrer - 1,034 matches

9) David Ferrer - 1,034 matches

8) Stefan Edberg - 1,071 matches

8) Stefan Edberg - 1,071 matches

7) John McEnroe - 1,075 matches

7) John McEnroe - 1,075 matches

6) Ilie Nastase - 1,085 matches

6) Ilie Nastase - 1,085 matches

5) Andre Agassi - 1,144 matches

5) Andre Agassi - 1,144 matches

4) Guillermo Vilas - 1,215 matches

4) Guillermo Vilas - 1,215 matches

3) Ivan Lendl - 1,310 matches

3) Ivan Lendl - 1,310 matches

2) Roger Federer - 1,340 matches

2) Roger Federer - 1,340 matches

1) Jimmy Connors - 1,535 matches

1) Jimmy Connors - 1,535 matches