ROGER FEDERER and Rafael Nadal are on target to set hit two main milestones inside 48 hours.
On Monday, Federer secured his 1,000th week ranked contained in the ATP’s high 20.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are on target to rejoice a milestone week with two main landmarks of their careersCredit score: Reuters
And on Wednesday, his nice frenemy Nadal will likely be trying to win his 1,000th ATP Tour match.
Defeat to Diego Schwartzman in Rome meant the Spaniard was caught on 999 after beating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.
However as the highest seed at this week’s Paris Masters 1000 occasion, Nadal, 34, is the heavy favorite for his conflict in opposition to compatriot Feliciano Lopez.
Win that and he’ll be part of Federer, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl as the one gamers to make it to 1,000 profession wins, with the eight-time Wimbledon champ reaching the landmark in January 2015 when he beat Milos Raonic within the Brisbane remaining aged 33.
Federer, 39, is on 1,242 from 1,513 matches wheres Nadal – 5 years youthful – has his 999 wins from 1,200 matches.
Connors leads the best way on 1,274 with Lendl third on 1,068.
Nadal’s first ATP win got here approach again in his residence island of Mallorca in 2002 as a fresh-faced 15-year-old beat Ramon Delgado 6-4 6-4 within the first spherical.
Since then he has gone on to win 20 singles Grand Slams – degree with Federer on the high of the lads’s recreation – in addition to Olympic gold in 2008 and 5 Davis Cup triumphs with Spain.
Nadal burst on to the scene as an adolescent and secured his first professional win aged simply 15Credit score: AP:Related Press
Nadal beat Novak Djokovic within the French Open remaining to safe a twentieth Grand Slam and 999th ATP win
His rivalries with Federer and Djokovic have formed tennis for the previous 15 years.
Federer’s longevity, nevertheless, means he set an unimaginable feat of his personal this week.
With the brand new rankings up to date, the Swiss star has now been within the high 20 for 1,000 weeks – 132 greater than Andre Agassi in second.
Federer first broke into the highest 20 approach again in 2001 after profitable his first ATP crown in Milan.
He dropped out after two weeks however reclaimed his spot in April 2001 – and has not left the highest 20 ever since, extremely.
American pair Agassi and Jimmy Connors are on 868 and 860 respectively with Nadal (792), Lendl (737), John McEnroe (730) and Djokovic (706) the highest seven.
And Federer – who holds the document for essentially the most weeks as world No1 with 310 – is now 81 weeks wanting 1,000 weeks within the ATP high ten.
Federer broke into the highest 20 approach again in 2001 and has been an ever-present for the final 998 weeksCredit score: AP:Related Press
Federer nonetheless holds loads of data in tennis after performing on the high degree for 20 yearsCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation