Rafael Nadal gt his 1000 ATP career wins!



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Rafael Nadal gt his 1000 ATP career wins!

At the Rolex Paris Masters, under the roof of Paris-Bercy, Rafael Nadal defeated Feliciano Lopez to get his 1000 ATP victory e made another page of history. A 16 ace Nadal, who finds the square in the heart of the tie break of the second set, seals the success at 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-4, reaches 1000 career victories and sits in the round of 16 with Jordan Thompson.

Borna Coric's executioner. Four mistakes by Nadal are the background at the start. With an incredible advantage to defend, obviously with the joke available, Feliciano is saved in the fifth game at 30-40 and thanks above all to 91% of the points with the first he manages to manage the situation perfectly.

Obviously crossing the first finish line without making any particular changes to the script. Nadal tries to make some small improvements to the tactical plan, not a surprise. To reduce the number of unforced in prolonged exchanges, to get closer to the field, to contain the fast-paced game of the countryman.

Feliciano, who concedes something, cancels a total of five other break points between the fourth and sixth game, but obviously takes a seat at the tie break. Nadal breaks the balance at 3-3 with a splendid backhand attack - which he blocks with a comfortable high backhand volley - and with the serve-forehand scheme he splashes on 6-3.

After the moment of maximum difficulty, Nadal re-establishes the hierarchy and settles the decisive shoulder at the start of the third set. Needless to say, he clears two balls for the counter-break immediately and remains untouchable on serve until the end.

The other matches and Nadal's words

Alex de Minaur puts an end to Lorenzo Sonego's march in Paris-Bercy. Fresh from the final under the roof of Vienna (and from the victory against Alexander Bublik) the blue number three manages to collect only ten points in response.

Not to hang on to the tie break during the second set. The final 6-4 7-5 is somewhat emblematic. No particular surprises to register on day-4. Kevin Anderson retires at the foot of the tie break against Daniil Medvedev, Milos Raonic gets rid of Pierre Hugues Herbert with a double 6-4, reaches eleven consecutive victories.

Radu Albot offers frankly insufficient resistance. Wins also for Diego Schwartzman, Stan Wawrinka and Andrey Rublev. Here are the statements of the Iberian champion: "It was a very difficult start against a very good tennis player on this surface where he achieved excellent results and that he knows perfectly well.

For me it was the first indoor game in a long time, the start was enough in the worst way especially when you face such a skilled opponent in the service. I had a lot of pressure but I took the win and that was the important thing.

When I win matches like these, the satisfaction is greater than in a double 6-3. Sometimes I alternated good serves with others not, I trained very well and I knew it was tough. 2020 was a very busy and at the same time sad year for everyone.

Achieving 1000 wins is a satisfaction because it means they have done things well for many years, now you have to do 1001 and continue like this. Of course, in a situation like this, the public was missing. The key to longevity? It is playing very well for a long time, in my case it is facing the difficult times with various injuries and it is clear that I am proud to have been hungry for so long.I have always kept the illusion and passion and always had the right people to help me in difficult times.

Is fighting to win this tournament an extra motivation? It is not an extra motivation, I have won many tournaments such as Monte Carlo, Indian Wells or Barcelona and I will always face these challenges with the same enthusiasm.

Paris has already given me so many emotions even if in different contexts, now we will see how it goes on." The other matches. Alex de Minaur puts an end to Lorenzo Sonego's march in Paris-Bercy. Fresh from the final under the roof of Vienna (and from the victory against Alexander Bublik) the blue number three manages to collect only ten points in response.

Not to hang on to the tie break during the second set. The final 6-4 7-5 is somewhat emblematic. No particular surprises to register on day-4. Kevin Anderson retires at the foot of the tie break against Daniil Medvedev, Milos Raonic gets rid of Pierre Hugues Herbert with a double 6-4, reaches eleven consecutive victories. Radu Albot offers frankly insufficient resistance. Wins also for Diego Schwartzman, Stan Wawrinka and Andrey Rublev.