#Tennis: #RafaelNadal joins the elite 1,000 club and looks back to his best at the #Miami Masters

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# Nadal is only the 11th men’s player to join the 1,000 club, headed by #JimmyConnors (1,535) and #RogerFederer (1,340). #IvanLendl, #Agassi, Ilie Nastase, John #McEnroe and #StefanEdberg are also on that list. Nadal, despite his injury woes, has the best winning percentage (82.2) in that club and third best of all time after #Novak #Djokovic (82.8) and #Borg (82.7).

Even Nadal’s uncle and coach, Toni, feared for the longevity of his nephew’s career. “Hopefully, we can get two more years out of him,” Toni said in 2005. But Nadal is still here, bouncing back from extensive injury breaks in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016. No wonder, he finds reason to celebrate reaching 1,000 matches.

“One thousand matches is a lot of matches,” Nadal said in #Miami. “Obviously that’s good news because that says I am having a long career. During a lot of years, I heard that I’m going to have a short career, so it’s something important for me.”

Read more at: http://www.thenational.ae/20170327/rafael-nadal-joins-the-elite-1000-club-and-looks-back-to-his-best-at-the-miami-masters

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