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List of records broken by Novak Djokovic with his 1000th career win

After beating Casper Ruud in the semifinals of the 2022 Rome Masters, Novak Djokovic becomes the 5th man in history to register 1000 career wins.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic added another feather to his cap at the Rome Masters by winning 1000 tour-level matches. He defeated Casper Ruud in the semifinals in straight sets 6-4,6-3 to reach the Final and in the process, record his 1000th win. Djokovic has become only the 5th man in tennis history to complete 1000 wins, the other 4 being Jim Connors, Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl, and Rafael Nadal.

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Player Wins
Jim Connors1,274 
Roger Federer 1,251 
Ivan Lendl 1,068 
Rafael Nadal 1,051 
Novak Djokovic 1,000 

At 34 years and 11 months, he is the oldest player to win his 1000th win. Rafael Nadal at 34 years and 5 months held the record previously while Connors is the youngest player to win 1000 matches.

Player Age
Jim Connors32 years, 11 days 
Roger Federer33 years, 5 months 
Ivan Lendl32 years, 7 months 
Rafael Nadal 34 years, 5 months
Novak Djokovic 34 years, 11 months 

He also has the 4th best H2H record of players at the time of their 1000th win. He has lost only 203 matches during his career. Connors once again holds the record for least matches lost at the time of his 1000th win-164. Djokovic’s rivals, Federer and Nadal had lost 227 and 201 matches respectively.

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Connors 1,000-164 
Federer 1,000-227  
Lendl 1,000-199  
Nadal 1,000-201 
Djokovic 1,000-203 

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Novak Djokovic has the most Top 10 wins amongst players who’ve won 1000 matches

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic also has won 86 titles while registering his 1000th career win- tied 3rd with Nadal who also had 86 titles at the time of his 1000th win. Connors, with a whopping 103 titles tops the list. Here is a list of players with the number of titles at the time of their 1000th career win.

Player Titles
Connors 103 out of 109
Federer 83 out of 103
Lendl 91 out of 94 
Nadal 86 out of 91 
Djokovic 86 out of 86 

Djokovic holds the record for most Top 10 wins as of the 1000th win. He is in fact, the only player to record 200+ Top 10 wins and sits comfortably at the top with 231 wins and 106 losses.

Player Record vs. Top 10
Connors 119-63 
Federer 183-97 
Lendl 161-90 
Nadal 172-92 
Djokovic 231-106 

The Serbian maestro also has the second-longest winning streak amongst the players who’ve won more than 1000 matches. He won 43 consecutive matches between 2010 and 2011 and only Lendl with 44 wins is ahead of him on the list.

Player Longest Winning Streak
Connors36 in 1974 
Federer 41 from 2006-07 
Lendl44 from 1981-82 
Nadal 32 in 2008 
Djokovic 43 from 2010-11 

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Lakshya Chopra is an aspiring sports writer and enthusiast who covers tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech (Computer) degree from VIIT, Pune. He is the most passionate guy in the room when it comes to Sports. He is hugely inspired by Rafael Nadal.