This season is truly a gifted one for Rafael Nadal. The Spanish tennis star has become the fourth player to earn 1,000 Open Era singles victories and is to be continued. On wednesday, with a win over Feliciano Lopez in the ongoing Paris Masters he entered the 1000 win club. He said "It has been a special moment. I know is a very special number, 1000. Even if it's not the same to celebrate something like this without a crowd, I enjoy it with ATP, with the president of the French Federation, with Guy Forget, supervisor and the ball boys".
Nadal achieved this milestone after securing a 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez in the ongoing Paris Masters. Jimmy Connors (1,274 wins), Roger Federer (1,242 wins) and Ivan Lendl (1,068 wins) is followed by the Nadal in the 1,000-win club. The 34-year-old expressed his joy over touching the "special number" and said winning that many games mean "I am old".
"That means that I am old. That means that I played well for such a very long time, because to achieve that number is because I have been playing well for a lot of years and is something that makes me feel happy, no? I just can say thank you very much to all the people that helped me and all the people that in any moment of my life helped me to be where I am, no?" quoted the Paris Masters' official website.