Rafael Nadal news: A breakdown of the Spaniard’s 400 ATP Masters 1000 wins by tournament
Rafael Nadal notched up his 400th ATP Masters 1000 win on Monday, beating Dan Evans at the BNP Paribas Open to increase his gap over the chasing pack.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion is the first player to hit the 400-win mark since the Masters 1000 series started in 1990.
His third-round win in Indian Wells means he is now 19 victories ahead of his great rival Roger Federer while Novak Djokovic is another seven wins adrift and Andy Murray is a distant fourth with 219 wins.
Nadal, of course, made his Masters debut in Monte Carlo as a 16-year-old in April 2003, coming through qualifying to reach the main draw.
Most Masters 1000 match wins:
Nadal – 400
Federer – 381
Djokovic – 374
Murray – 219
Agassi – 209
Berdych – 191
Sampras – 190
Ferrer – 189
Roddick – 157
Wawrinka – 155
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 14, 2022
His first-ever win was against Karol Kucera in the Principality as he won two matches before losing to Guillermo Coria in the last 16. He then remained unbeaten at the tournament until 2013.
Unsurprisingly, Monte Carlo sits top of the list in terms of Masters events where he won most of his 400 matches as he is an 11-time champion in the Principality having secured 73 wins.
He has won the Italian Open 10 times and that comes in at No 3 for most wins while Indian Wells sits pretty in third place.
Rafael Nadal’s 400 Masters 1000 wins by tournament
Monte Carlo – 73
Rome – 68
Indian Wells – 56
Madrid – 54
Miami – 40
Canada – 38
Cincinnati – 22
Paris – 22
Shanghai – 16
Hamburg – 11
His 100th Masters 1000 win came at the 2008 Miami Open when he defeated Tomas Berdych in the semi-final while win No 200 was against Andy Murray at the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2011. He beat Stan Wawrinka in Shanghai in 2015 to secure win No 300 and seven years later he has added another 100 victories to his tally.
“I didn’t know at all about that, but good numbers, of course,” he said when told he hit the 400-wins mark.
Nadal, who has won 36 Masters titles, will look for win No 401 on Wednesday when he takes on 17th seed Reilly Opelka from the United States.
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