Rafael Nadal claims 1000th career win with victory over Feliciano Lopez in Paris

Rafael Nadal has created yet another milestone moment in his legendary career in Paris. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned pro in 2001, defeated fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday night for his 1000th singles match win. He won in three sets, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, and will now challenge Australian Jordan Thompson in the third round.

Our champ joins Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl in the exclusive 1,000 wins club. The 34-year-old won his first ATP match as a 15-year-old on 29 April 2002, a little over 18 years ago.

After the match, Rafa said:

One very negative thing about getting to 1,000 is that you know you are very old. To win 1,000 matches you need to have a very long career.


  1. Congratulations. I have been awaken as usual very early. At night, I used to lower the intensity of the halogen. In the morning it is always the maximum intensity. Strange. If I lower it, I have no light. I must say that I live in front of a large building with a lot of people living there and some apparently have no curtains. It’s 5’17 in the morning but I can hear clearly the noise of a vehicule in the Avenue even if there have been changed to make less noise.

    One strange thing is that I changed my searching engine and the icon appears at the left side but it is clearly written “made a search with G searching engine or type an address”. I just wanted to avoid separating searching engine and the email address. Probably not even this right.

    About my internet supplier, I have seen that it is the number 1 for the new technology for the new coming revolution in internet in the country so that they are very interested in developping it. No wonder that the technician has not called. I told them and they know it for sure, that I had problems with my phone (people told me that they tried to reach me and I received no notifications of their phone calls and I myself can often only reach their answering machine, so that I should pay. Always the same, make me pay at the highest price.

    I was wondering what was behind all of this and I think I have figured it out.

    Living alone, breaking all my stuff inside my house, stealing them in my flat and in public transport or around, not being able to claim at the police anymore, not being able to watch my favorite TV programmes even if I pay taxes (each time I connect on the national TV programme with my computer, I should select some options and refused each time tracers and cookies but I could not see that my choice has been taken into account).

    Another bus passing at 5h30 and making noise, there is no wander why some people complain about not being able to sleep correctly at night. 5h34 another bus or trucks. I can see a lot at the moment.

    Concerning my living conditions in the country of Human Rights, I have noticed that my flat, which had been selected among others for it was very luminous, has become dark. Every specialists know about the people being depressed during the end of the year when day light is shorter. The town next to mine, used to be the place of a lot of historical films and in the town center there is really different from the one here not the same social level.

    Darkness with lots of electricity problems. Intensity of electricity too high so that I could see sparks when plugging my computer, for example, or blisters bursting with a strange loud noise.

    Intensity of electricity is problematic even if I have always paid the bills regularly. Not being able to be granted lower prices because the owners refused. 5h47 another car, bus, truck making noises. You can not used your equipment when you want.

    About equipments. I bought some sport ones. The neighbors claimed that I was making too much noise walking with heels and using my sport equipment. He used to live in building 2 and already claimed about people making noise. All other equipment, machines have been broken even the brand new coffee machine.

    Odors. They also claimed about odors. An Indian family had been accused of the cuisine smell. I could also smell what people cooked and never complained about this.
    About odors, some people are really very receptive to some. 5h53 a lot of traffic in the Avenue.
    I have heard that red people are said not to smell very good. Rumours also said that Black people don’t smell very good. My neighbors knew that I was working in the chemical field and more precisely for the perfume branch at that time. They are asking you lots of questions.
    I could lately experience a lot of different things around odors. Nasty odors coming from the cuisine. Never smell that before. Smoke odors. I thought it was the neighbor from lower floor. He used to smoke a lot on his balcony in front of the building and throws his cigarettes outside. (By the way, he did not want to let his children at the canteen. I don’t know why). He used to ask me smiling, if I had nice holiday, when seing me with my luggage.
    6.00 another truck.
    Strong odors in the public transport also when I took them after my problems with companies.
    I was wondering why it was so hot in the supermarket, why I should wait for such a long time each time I went there, why my credit card had been blocked and all these bad experiences there. I even felt very uncomfortable when I went to the agency in order to sell my flat. The heat was normal when I arrived and then very hot.
    I am a Black woman and I take showers every day.
    Some people invent odor problems. The more you buy their products, the happier they are.

    Cleaness. The same companies in which I used to work intensively without being paid like the others, are dealing with perfumes are making products to clean.
    My washing machine has been like other equipments broken and/or I could not use her properly. My life took a turning point with the arrival of the students in my floor. 6.11 another bus.
    I still wash my clothes and changed them regularly.
    I was wondering why people used to stick on me, be close to me. There is the lockdown and people should respect some distance between each other. No one to remind them to respect those. Full buses each time I should take them.
    About cleaness, I did not complain about the state of the room at our floor. During years, I was very clean.

    Transport conditions. With those transport conditions, it is not easy to arrive fresh at work. Bus came every twenty minutes when I arrived here. You have to wait for the train. No seats available until the capital. Trains were full. Not to tell during strikes.

    Internet cuts. I was wondering why the internet supplier sent me a message instead of calling me for the technician visit. I don’t use internet on the phone because I have noticed strange things on my phone. 6.16 Another car, bus. My phone can be opened at distance. Percent of charge can show that battery is low even if I showed a very high percent some minutes ago without being used in between. A lot of things can be made with my phone. It could not recognize my code, for example.Internet supplier is developping the brand new technology in the country. They have cut my direct line so that I can no longer used for years it and/or electricity problem.
    It’s hard to have a social life in this condition. As many people living alone, I watch TV programmes but they are cut several times in a minute. Every specialist know that you can not follow properly a programme a message in this condition. Like in the ads, you can not read message that are written if the speed is too high, I think this is the same with lower speed.
    I think all of these is doing on purpose to damage my health, to isolate me. When I went to a book shop where I used to buy a lot of books, or other products, because I trusted them, I could see a poster on which was drawn a brain and “nothing” written in it. People who followed me, could see it. That’s their project ? How do you explain that people don’t speak to me. Even in drugstores.

    Drugstores. I used to go very often and buy a lot of products there because doctors told me that products in there were of better quality than those in supermarkets.
    Last time I went to the drugstore which has been broken by a man some years before. Near the bank where the Manager had been killed. I asked for information about a product that I have heard of. The employee took so much time to come back, that I was about to leave when she arrived and I did not get the full information how to use it. Not even written on the product. Reluctant to give me a ticket.

    Doctors. I could find no doctors to help me with electrosensibility. I am living in the capital of an important country. Nor to take care correctly of our health problems for generations.

    Ads. The ads concerning my internet supplier which is leader in the new technology in the country, did not mention any problem on your health. The other ads I saw for companies selling phones, did mention it and recommand earphones.

    Earphones. A lot of my earphones had been damaged, stolen.

    About food. I buy foods with attention and their prices are expensive but I thought it is linked with high quality. I could find some of them, kept in the fridge, bought only some days before, not being eatable. I have to throw them and go again to buy again.

    About waiting for bus to come, about standing with bags, about carrying bags, about not sleeping, about having to walk, to take stairs. All of these are not very good for health. A lot of time spent by doing those stuff and not training.

    I think everything is done to damage my health. I had already a disease when I leave the company in the chemical center very close from the capital. Things are not getting better and no one here seem to care about our family.

    Equipments damaged, cloths and shoes, electricity, darkness, Transport conditions, cleaness, odors, Internet cuts, Earphones, Doctors, Drugstores, Ads, Food, carrying bags, to constantly buy things, not sleeping, walking, taking stairs when you are already tired.

    When I see that our champion had received honors from his country, I must say I wish I could be one of their citizen. In the past, they have shown how they can welcome people. Not had the same here.

    What would you do if you were leaving this life and seing no future for your family ? I could understand if I were a nasty person but in fact all my life I have tried to help people.
    I went to the Police in 2004 in my place in the town of the chemical company near the capital. Nothing had been done to help us, to protect us.

    I share this with you. If this can help you find solutions so that this never happened again and to protect my family.

  2. Congratulations Rafa well don so happy for you vamosssssss all the best 🎾😘❤️👍🎾

  3. Congratulations to Rafa on a double win today; his win against Feli Lopez and his win to join the 1000-wins group. He just keeps getting better.


  4. Rafa vs J. Thompson is fourth match tomorrow, first match starts at 11am local time, 2am pacific time. Rafa’s match is probably around 6am pacific time?

    Good luck Rafa🍀 Vamos💪❤️

  5. I’m very happy the ATP did something to celebrate Rafa’s 1000th win. This tournament looks and sounds so soul-less so it was lovely to see that.

    Loved the serve tonight although Rafa was clearly mistiming quite a few shots. I’m not sure if that was just rustiness on hard court, or the speed of the court, but either way it makes the folllowing so outstanding. Tennis TV showed an infographic of Rafa’s second serve return position in the first and second sets – he returned on average over 4 metres further forward. That’s not baby steps. Rafa’s willingness and ability to adapt and problem-solve never cease to amaze me. Vamos Rafa!

    • I agree, it was nice. We got to see Rafa longer on court 😊

      According to Rafa’s coach, Carlos Moya: “ Rafa has a unique ability to adapt.” He is right👍

  6. Congrats Rafa, for the difficult win; and, what a 1000th win, when Rafa has to work so hard for it! Vamos Rafa, may you have more records to break and to hold on to!

  7. Wow 1000 match wins. You can’t be serious, just kidding! Just so over-joyed by Rafa’s achievements. By the way, my son surprised me with a beautiful purple 20 grandslam hoodie sweatshirt recently for my birthday. I was so happy to wear it and celebrate Rafa especially during such a difficult year worldwide. Again, my sincerest congrats to you, Rafa! You make my day!

  8. FELICITACIONES!!! Por este partido, un poquito complicado pero como siempre resuelves las cosas, sabes ganar en los momentos claves, bien jugado VAMOS VAMOS VAMOSSSSSSSS

  9. Watching Rafa is such a treat at this tricky time ( Feliciano too) . Doesn’t Rafa look gorgeous in green? Stay safe and cheerful everyone xx

  10. Congratulations Rafa on joining the 1000 club. Don’t worry about age. Remember you started winning when you were very young. This milestone just signifies your longevity and what a wonderful player you are.

  11. Well earned….many years of dedication and love of the sport!!! So glad to be able to watch you receive the honor!!!!

  12. Bravo Rafa on reaching 1000 victories . It’s a wonderful achievement. We celebrate with you and happy for you . You are an amazing champion, proud to support you .

  13. Congrats on your 1,000th win, Rafael Nadal👏💪👍🤛All the Best-stay safe and healthy-charming
    and humble in interview 😃🙏❤️

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