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Rafael Nadal© Getty ImagesSpaniard Rafael Nadal, who has compiled a 399-88 career singles record, will be looking to break the 400 match wins barrier at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind the stories of the ATP World Tour in his regular column.

400 WINS CLUB

Rafael Nadal is attempting to become the ninth player who is currently ranked on the ATP World Tour to win 400 singles matches in his career.  He has a 399-88 record coming into the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London.  No other player below has accomplished the feat in less than 500 matches played.  Here are the players who have won 400 or more career matches:                           

Active ATP World Tour Player

No. of Career Match Wins

1) Roger Federer (SUI)

676

2) Carlos Moya (ESP)

573

3) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

520

4) Andy Roddick (USA)

507

5) Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

470

6) Tommy Haas (GER)

459

7) Marat Safin (RUS)

422

8) Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)

421

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9) Rafael Nadal (ESP)

399


BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS FIELD BREAKDOWN

The No. 1-2 duo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lead the field at the BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS in London.  Here is a breakdown of the career head-to-heads and 2009 summary: 

Player

Career H-to-H

2009 Summary

Year-End History

 

W-L

W-L

Finals

W-L (Best Result)

Roger Federer

59-27

59-10

4-3

27-5 (Winner-4 Times)

Rafael Nadal

56-23

64-11

5-3

4-4 (SF-2006-07)

Novak Djokovic

27-34

76-18

5-5

4-4 (Winner-2008)

Andy Murray

33-23

64-10

6-1

3-1 (SF-2008)

Juan Martin del Potro

10-19

51-14

3-1

1-2 (RR-2008)

Nikolay Davydenko

17-31

53-16

4-0

8-7 (Final-2008)

Fernando Verdasco

6-38

52-22

1-2

First Appearance

Robin Soderling

13-27

47-19

1-1

First Appearance

 
GOING OUT WITH GRAND SLAM HARDWARE
  
There have been six players in the Open Era who won their last tour level title at a Grand Slam tournament.  Marat Safin, who made his last tournament appearance in Paris, captured his last title at the Australian Open in 2005.  Here are the players who won their last title at a Grand Slam venue:


Player

Last Title

Marat Safin (RUS)

2005 Australian Open

Pete Sampras (USA)

2002 US Open

Albert Costa (ESP)

2002 Roland Garros

Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)

2001 Wimbledon

Petr Korda (CZE)

1998 Australian Open

John Newcombe (AUS)

1975 Australian Open


MOST TOP 100 FINISHES ON ATP WORLD TOUR

Frenchman Fabrice Santoro who retired at the end of this season, was ranked No. 72 on 16 November.  Although the year-end South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings won't be official until 7 December, Santoro will finish in the Top 100 for the 18th time in his career.  Only Andre Agassi has more Top 100 year-end finishes.  Here is a look at the impressive list of players who have the most Top 100 year-end rankings:

Player

No. of Top 100 Year-End Rankings

Andre Agassi (USA)

19

Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

18

Jimmy Connors (USA)

17

Ivan Lendl (CZE/USA)

15

Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)

15

Boris Becker (GER)

15

Pete Sampras (USA)

15

Magnus Gustafsson (SWE)

15

Thomas Muster (AUT)

14

Stefan Edberg (SWE)

14

John McEnroe (USA)

14

Michael Chang (USA)

14

Carlos Moya (ESP)

14


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