David Ferrer became just the 12th player in the Open Era to reach 300 career clay court wins today after defeating Lukas Lacko in the first round of the French Open.
The 33-year-old Ferrer, though, didn’t care much for the honor.
“Well, is not important,” Ferrer said. “It’s just a number. But of course, it’s a lot of matches playing in clay court, and nothing else proud for that point.”
The former French Open finalist will meet countryman Daniel Gimeno Traver on Thursday.
Most Clay Court Wins in Open Era (Through play Tuesday at the French Open)
1 Guillermo Vilas 660-163
2 Manuel Orantes 501-149
3 Thomas Muster 422-127
4 Jose Higueras 378-166
5 Eddie Dibbs 370-128
6 Ilie Nastase 338-100
7 Carlos Moya 337-143
8 Rafael Nadal 336-29
9 Ivan Lendl 329-75
10 Andres Gomez 322-138
11 Jose-Luis Clerc 301-88
12 David Ferrer 300-116
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