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Djokovic Reaches 500 Match Wins Milestone

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Djokovic© Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic has become the 40th player since 1973 to record 500 match wins.
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recorded the 500th match win of his career on Saturday by reaching the Roland Garros fourth round. He beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 44 minutes.

The Serbian became the 40th player in ATP World Tour history to reach the milestone. He has a 500-127 (.797) tour-level record. Jimmy Connors tops the overall list with 1243-277 (.818) record.

Djokovic has compiled a 144-27 (.842) record at Grand Slam championships, winning a record six trophies from 10 finals. He also has a 185-50 mark and 14 titles at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.

Here's a look at Djokovic's career milestones:

Match Win Tournament Opponent, Score
1st 2004 Davis Cup vs LAT, Belgrade d. Janis Skroderis, 62 62
100th 2007 Umag, 1R d. Pablo Andujar, 61 63
200th 2009 Indian Wells, 2R d. Martin Vassallo Arguello, 75 64
300th 2010 Cincinnati, 2R d. Viktor Troicki, 63 75
400th 2012 Australian Open, SF d. Andy Murray, 63 36 67 61 75
500th 1 June 20132013 Roland Garros, 3R d. Grigor Dimitrov

Six current players rank in the Top 40 for most match wins in ATP World Tour history.

No. Overall - Player Career Match Wins
4) Roger Federer 899 (after 3R)
16) Rafael Nadal 621 (after 2R)
25) Lleyton Hewitt 574
29) Tommy Haas 523 (after 2R)
31) David Ferrer 522 (after 3R)
40) Novak Djokovic 500 (after 3R)

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