Novak Djokovic wins the 1,000th match of the ATP Tour with the victory in the semifinal of the Italian Open

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl are the only other men to have reached the historic milestone. Djokovic achieved his 1,000th win in 1,203 games, making him the fourth fastest to reach the feat, according to ATP statistics.
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The 20-time Grand Slam winner, to whom tournament organizers gifted a cake to celebrate the occasion, achieved his first Tour-level victory in 2004 and has since become one of the greatest tennis players of all time .

“Thank you to the tournament and to the public for celebrating the finish with me,” Djokovic said in his on-pitch interview with ATP. “Obviously I was seeing Roger and Rafa celebrate those milestones over the past two years and I couldn’t wait to get to those 1,000 myself.

“I am really, really lucky and privileged to have so many victories on the Tour. It has been a long time since I played my first and I won my first game of the Tour and I hope I can move on and there are many more victories to come. . “

Djokovic, who is looking for his first title of the season, will be looking to clinch 1,001 wins on Sunday as he faces the Greek world number 1. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Italian Open.