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By The Numbers: Nadal Joins 700 Wins Club

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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
1 Jimmy Connors 1,253
2 Ivan Lendl 1,071
3 Roger Federer 958
4 Guillermo Vilas 929
5 John McEnroe 875
6 Andre Agassi 870
7 Stefan Edberg 801
8 Ilie Nastase 779
9 Pete Sampras 762
10 Boris Becker 713
11 Rafael Nadal 700


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
1 Jimmy Connors 109
2 Ivan Lendl 94
3 Roger Federer 78
4 John McEnroe 77
5 Bjorn Borg 64
Rafael Nadal 64
Pete Sampras 64


'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:

Player Titles Slam Olympics 1000 Finale Pct.
Nadal 64 14 1 27 0 .656
Djokovic 44 6 0 19 3 .636
Federer 78 17 0 21 6 .564
Murray 28 2 1 9 0 .429


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
Nadal 10 2005-2014
Borg 8 1974-1981
Federer 8 2003-2010
Sampras 8 1993-2000

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