Rafael Nadal on Wednesday became the fourth player in the Open Era to win 1,000 singles matches.

He reached the milestone in his opening match at the Paris Masters, coming from behind to defeat fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 카지노검증사이트 7-6 (5), 안전한카지노사이트 6-4.

Against Lopez, Nadal served 16 aces to win his first match since capturing his 13th French Open championship last month – his 20th Grand Slam victory in all.

Nadal, 34, won his first match in 2002 against Ramon Delgado in Mallorca.

Now, only Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) have surpassed his victory total.

The World No. 2-ranked player, Nadal also reached his 900th career win in Paris, defeating Frenchman Richard Gasquet at Roland 안전한바카라사이트 Garros in 2018.

Nadal is seeking his first tournament win at the Paris Masters, one of the few titles to elude him.

He will meet Australian Jordan Thompson on Thursday for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Congratulations to Nadal poured in on social media Wednesday, including from another legendary Spanish athlete, NBA champion Pau Gasol.

„Another incredible milestone, Rafa!! 1000 career match wins!!! Congratulations,“ Gasol wrote.

–Field Level Media