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

Sport360 staff 10:15 27/03/2017

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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