Rafael Nadal Wins 700th Career Match [Chart]

by Tom Gainey | June 24th, 2014, 1:26 pm

Rafael Nadal became just the 11th player in the Open Era to win 700 career matches. Nadal achieved the feat today by beating Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round at Wimbledon.

Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion and 3-time runner-up, had lost his last three grass court matches until the win on Tuesday.

Here’s a list of the 700 Club (since Open Era):
Player 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

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6 Comments for Rafael Nadal Wins 700th Career Match [Chart]

skeezer Says:

Connors @ 1253, wow. Will that ever be beat?

Giles Says:

Wow! What a point!
Vamos Champ!

M Says:

LOL, finally.

Bad luck to run into Dustin at Halle, Rafa. Some of us have been waiting since then.



Michael Says:

Congrats to Rafa for setting another milestone in his career and joining a distinguished list. In his first match at Wimbledon, Rafa was looking out of sorts in the first set, but slowly discovered his groove in the middle of the second and from then on it was really a one sided match. Klizan just couldn’t maintain the tempo that he achieved in the first set and began to fade out making quite a lot of UEs and forced errors. Now this sets Nadal against Rosol, the man who beat him in 2012 and that should be an exciting match.

Margot Says:

Andy’s facing another of these huge big hitting guys today. And “Roller Blade” beat Klizan at RG, I think. Do these guys learn their tennis at the “Bash Street Kids” school of tennis?
Players like Andy are becoming an endangered species.

metan Says:

Congrats to Rafa for obtain impressive achievement, 700 is such a great number. Please stay healthy and you will get more matches, ofcourse with titles tagged in.

@Giles, thanks for the link. After watching it last night, that’s just not enough of him. Must keep watching it all time all day
Hehehehe, there’s one of many reasons I love his match
VAMOS, Rafa!

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