Rafael Nadal’s 1000 wins: 100 at French Open, 172 vs Top 10, 86 titles


Less than a month after joining Roger Federer as the second man with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, Rafael Nadal now accompanies the Swiss in another exclusive club. Nadal’s Paris Masters opening-match win over compatriot Feliciano Lopez makes him the fourth man in the Open Era (since 1968) with at least 1,000 ATP tour-level victories, after Jimmy Connors (1,274), Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068).

Check out some of the key stats from Nadal’s 1,000 wins.


Nadal’s first tour-level victory came in May 2002 when the 15-year-old, ranked in the lower 580s that month, beat Paraguay’s Ramon Delgado, then ranked 81, in the first round of his hometown tournament of the Mallorca Open.


Nadal’s tour-level win-loss record now stands at 1000-201, which translates to a winning percentage of 83.3%.


100 of those 1,000 wins — a solid 10% — have come just at the French Open, where Nadal won a record 13th title just last month. His win-loss record at Roland Garros currently stands at 100-2.


Nadal’s career singles title count, which is fourth on the men’s all-time list, behind Connors (109), Federer (103) and Lendl (94), and ahead of Novak Djokovic (81) and John McEnroe (77).

Let’s take a look at Nadal’s record across types of events and surfaces


Nadal’s win-loss record at the Grand Slams, translating to a winning percentage of almost 88%. What this also means is that over a third — about 35.5%, to be exact — of Nadal’s wins at majors have come at Roland Garros.


The Spaniard’s win-loss record at Masters 1000 events, a win percentage of almost 83%. Nadal has won 35 Masters 1000 titles, second only to Djokovic (36) since such events were introduced in 1990. Federer is third on the list with 28 Masters 1000 titles.

By surface


Nadal’s win-loss record so far on clay. With a win rate of almost 92% and 60 titles, clay is obviously his best surface by far.


The Spaniard’s win-loss record so far on hard courts, counting Wednesday’s win on the indoor hardcourts in Paris. With a winning percentage just over 78 and 22 titles, hard courts are Nadal’s second-best surface.


Nadal’s record on grass. With a win rate of 78% and four titles, grass is generally considered Nadal’s weakest surface.


Nadal’s record on carpet, a very fast removable type of court whose use has been discontinued by the ATP since 2009.

Milestone wins


American Hugo Armando in the second round, en route to winning the 2005 Stuttgart Open.


Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the 2007 Miami Open


Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Queen’s Club, where he won his first grasscourt title


Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych in the 2009 Davis Cup, Spain’s fourth Davis Cup title


Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the semifinal of the 2011 Barcelona Open, Nadal’s sixth title in Barcelona


Del Potro in the final of the 2013 Indian Wells Masters. The title was Nadal’s third of the year already following his return to the tour after a seven-month layoff due to a knee injury


Slovakia’s Martin Klizan in the first round of Wimbledon 2014


Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nadal went on to lose the singles bronze-medal match to Japan’s Kei Nishikori


France’s Richard Gasquet in the third round of Roland Garros 2018, which was his 11th French Open


Nadal’s win-loss record against Top 10 players, a win rate of over 65%


The Spaniard’s record in deciding sets, both third and fifth sets. That’s a win percentage of about 69.2%. In just the fifth set, he stands at 22-12 — almost 65%.

(Stats courtesy ESPN’s Stats & Information Group and atptour.com)

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