ATP WORLD TOUR BY THE NUMBERS
By The Numbers: Nadal Joins 700 Wins Club
by Greg Sharko|
Another day, another milestone for Rafael Nadal! By winning his opening match at Wimbledon today, the World No. 1 becomes just the 11th player in the Open Era to reach 700 match wins.
In his last Grand Slam outing little more than two weeks ago, Rafa won a record ninth Roland Garros title to move to equal second with Pete Sampras on the list of all-time Grand Slam title leaders, with his 14th major crown. Nadal also joined fellow Roland Garros legend Bjorn Borg and Sampras with 64 career titles.
Below, ATP stats & information guru Greg Sharko breaks down some of Rafa's recent achievements.
700-Wins Club – Nadal has become the 11th player in the Open Era to win at least 700 matches in his career and the first to accomplish the feat since Roger Federer at Roland Garros in 2010. Here are the players to win at least 700 career matches:
|Player||No. of Match Wins|
Open Era Titles List – With his 64th career title at Roland Garros, Nadal moved into a three-way tie for 5th place in the Open Era titles list:
|Player||No. of Titles|
'Big' Titles – Among the Big Four (Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Andy Murray), Nadal has the highest percentage of titles coming from Grand Slams, the Olympics (gold), ATP World Tour Masters 1000s and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Here is a 'big titles' breakdown for the Big Four:
Road to 14 Grand Slam Titles – Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles in 38 career Slam tournaments played, the fewest among him, Federer and Sampras. He is also the second-youngest to win 14 Slam titles:
|Player||14th Grand Slam Title Won||Age|
|Nadal||after 38 tournaments played||28 years, 5 days|
|Federer||after 40 tournaments played||27 years, 303 days|
|Sampras||after 52 tournaments played||31 years, 27 days|
Most Consecutive Years with Grand Slam Title – Nadal has won at least one Gand Slam singles title for a record 10 consecutive years. Here are the longest streaks with at least one Grand Slam singles title:
|Player||No. of Years||Years With Wins|
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