Triple Grand Slam Andy Murray hits 1000 match milestone at ATP Tour

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at 20:30
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3-times Grand Slam champion Andy Murray reached 1,000 ATP Tour-level matches after defeating Alexei Popyrin in the Queen’s Club Championships. The local hero joins an elite group of only four other active players who have reached this milestone.
Murray secured a win for the first time since the Miami Open in March this year, after missing much of the clay swing and suffering three consecutive first-round defeats. This time, the Australian Popyrin was the victim, with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Murray tops Popyrin in his 1000th Tour-level match

The 5-time Queen’s Club champion won again at the tournament he has conquered the most. As Murray’s retirement approaches, he continues to make history and perform at a high level. At 37 years old, Murray became the 5th active player to reach 1,000 matches on the Tour.
The player with the most matches currently is Novak Djokovic with 1,324, followed by Rafael Nadal with 1,300, both far ahead of their pursuers. Fernando Verdasco reached 1,000 matches at the end of 2022, and Richard Gasquet has so far played 1,004 matches, reaching this milestone in April this year at the Madrid Open.
In his 1,000 matches, Murray has recorded 739 wins and 261 losses, along with 46 titles, including three Grand Slams, 14 Masters 1000, an ATP Finals, and two Olympic gold medals, among other trophies. The former world No. 1 is the 19th player to break the 1,000 match mark.
Murray is currently behind Verdasco and Gasquet in terms of matches played but still far from the top-10, which is closed by Stan Smith with 1,082 matches. The Brit is also the 14th player with the most professional wins (739), still distant from the next on the list, Pete Sampras (762).
#PlayerMatches played
1 Jimmy Connors1557
2 Roger Federer1526
3 Novak Djokovic1324
4 Ivan Lendl1310
5 Rafael Nadal1300
6 Guillermo Vilas1248
7 Ilie Năstase1242
8 Andre Agassi1144
9 David Ferrer1111
10 Stan Smith1084
11 John McEnroe1081
12 Stefan Edberg1071
13 Arthur Ashe1041
14 Brian Gottfried1032
15 John Alexander1025
16 Manuel Orantes1015
17 Fernando Verdasco1006
18 Richard Gasquet1004
19 Andy Murray1000
*Active players.
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