Novak Djokovic wins 1,000th ATP Tour match with Italian Open semi-final victory


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl are the only other men to have reached the historic milestone. Djokovic reached his 1,000th victory in 1,203 games, making him the fourth fastest to achieve the feat, according to ATP statistics.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner, who was presented with a cake by tournament organizers to celebrate the occasion, won his first Tour-level victory in 2004 and has since become one of tennis’ greatest ever players. all the time.

“Thank you to the tournament and the crowd for celebrating this milestone with me,” Djokovic said during his on-court interview with ATP. “Obviously I saw Roger and Rafa celebrating those milestones over the last two years and I was looking forward to reaching that 1,000 myself.

“I’m really, really blessed and privileged to have so many Tour wins. It’s been a long time since I played my first and won my first match on the Tour and I hope I can continue and there’s still a lot to ‘other victories to be won.” come.”

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Djokovic, who is in search of his first title of the season, will look to claim 1,001 wins on Sunday as he takes on Greek world number 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Italian Open final.

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