Nadal hit the milestone of winning the 1000 ATP Tour match at the Paris Masters
Rafael Nadal’s career full of glory and title just got another milestone when he defeated Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters to join the legendary quartet that won 1000 ATP Tour matches.
Rafael Nadal has just become the fourth tennis player in history to hit the 1000 ATP Tour milestone, after defeating Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters 2020, ATP 1000 level tournament. The people who have done this before are Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, and Roger Federer.
Obviously not a worthy opponent for Nadal due to doubles or singles, Feliciano Lopez became a footstool for the Spanish player to reach the quarterfinals and go down in history with a score of 4-6, 7-6. (5), 6-4.
Currently, the legendary quartet has champion Roland Garros 13 times in a row reaching 1000 victories at the ATP Tour. Ivan Lendl has 1,068 victories, Roger Federer has 1,242 victories and Jimmy Connors has 1,274 victories.
Before that, it seemed that Nadal had to wait until the ATP World Tour Finals in London later this month to reach that milestone when the 39-year-old Lopez broke the third serve game to win the first set. Then in set 2, Nadal was forced. into the tiebreak game and only won 7-5 stars.
In the eighth round of the strongest player, Nadal will meet Jordan Thompson, an Australian opponent that has just eliminated No. 15 seed Borna Coric 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Zverev defeated Nadal again to reach the Paris Masters final
Rafael Nadal’s aspiration to win the first Paris Masters title ended when he met German No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.
Alexander Zverev put on a stellar performance on Saturday, November 7 to put an end to Rafael Nadal’s hopes of winning his first Paris Masters title in the semi-final. In the final, the German No. 4 seeded player will meet Russian rival, Daniil Medvedev.
At the Bercy Arena, Zverev won against Nadal 6-4, 7-5 and this was the second time in a row that he defeated the male singles champion Grand Slam 20 times. The last time it was at the ATP Tour Finals 2019. While attending this tournament, Nadal’s goal is to catch up with Novak Djokovic’s record of 36 Masters championships.