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Rafael Nadal became the fourth player to achieve 1,000 ATP Tour wins, with Paris Masters victory
Rafael Nadal
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The Spanish Rafael Nadal became the fourth tennis player to record 1,000 ATP Tour wins with victory over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters. Jimmy Connors leads with 1,274 wins, followed by Roger Federer (1.242) and the Czech Ivan Lendl (1,068).

Nadal turned professional in 2001 and won his first ATP Tour match in 2002 when he defeated Paraguay's Ramon Delgado in the first round of the Mallorca Open.