At Roland Garros the only one with records is not Rafael Nadal. This Tuesday, with his premiere in the first round, Feliciano López will become, with 21 appearances, the tennis player with the most participations in the Parisian tournament in the history of men’s tennis.
In this way, At 39 years old, the Spaniard will be the first to surpass the twenty individual appearances that were in force since 1925.
And that’s not all, he is also the owner of one more historical brand: is the tennis player with the most consecutive appearances in Grand Slam in the Open Era. Between 2002 and 2021, he took his tennis to 76 different editions. The closest to that figure is his compatriot Fernando Verdasco, who reached 67 between 2003 and 2020. Incredible.
Regarding the highest number of appearances in a Grand Slam (not consecutive), Roger Federer is the one who leads the statistics. The Swiss, who in this edition of Roland Garros will go in search of his 21st Major, holds 80. Behind him is Feliciano, with 77, and then the French Fabrice Santoro, with 70.
The debut of the Toledo and current 61st of the circuit, which accumulates seven titles, will be against the Argentine Federico Coria, for a place in the second round of the highest annual clay court event.