With your participation in the 2021 edition of the Australian Open, Feliciano López (65th in the ATP ranking) got a shocking record: play 75 Grand Slams in a row, from Roland Garros 2002 to the current Australian tournament.
While his debut in the Majors It was produced in Roland Garros 2001 (He fell to Carlos Moya), the start of this streak occurred in the same contest but the following year. The Toledo native met Didac Perez in the first round and lost to Tommy Haas in the second.
Of the 75 tournaments who has disputed consecutively, his better participation It was given in three editions of Wimbledon (2005, 2008 and 2011) and one from the US Open (2015). In all of them it reached quarter finals.
In addition to the 172 games he has played consecutively in Grand Slams so far, 30 were against tennis players who were once in the Top 10. Of that number he could only triumph in four: Marat Safin (5th) at Wimbledon 2005, Ivan Ljubicic (3rd) at US Open 2006, Andy Roddick (10th) at Wimbledon 2011 and Milos Raonic (10th) at US Open 2015.
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Finally, the Spaniard is among the eight tennis players who have more seasons of difference between the first and the last victory with 20, equaling Fabrice Santoro and Andre Agassi, being surpassed only by Ivo Karlovic, Tommy Haas, Guillermo Vilas (21), Roger Federer (22) and Jimmy Connors (25).