Feliciano López equaled Federer’s Masters 1000 record


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Feliciano López equaled Federer's Masters 1000 record

Old is the wind and it still blows, says the popular saying. With its presentation in Toronto, the Spanish Feliciano López (97 °) reached the 138 presences in category tournaments Masters 1000 and equaled the brand that the Swiss had, until now, in absolute power Roger Federer (9th) like the tennis player with most games played in those kinds of competitions.

The first appearance in a contest 1000 for the one born in Toledo 39 years ago occurred in 2002. In Miami made its debut with a 0-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Xavier Malisse. In the next round, he could not repeat the result and fell to his compatriot Alex Corretja 6-3, 6-4.

With Tuesday’s loss to Lloyd Harris (49th) 6-2, 6-3 at the 2021 Canadian Open, the European holds a record of 116 wins and 138 falls in these tournaments.

Yes OK could never lift a title, the former No. 12 in the ranking and winner of seven ATP trophies reached the semifinals four times: Shanghai in 2009, 2011 and 2014, and Toronto in 2014.

Share the top of this ranking with Your Majesty. Of course, the record and record of the former number one is very different: the Swiss was crowned in 28 opportunities and has a record of 381 wins and 108 losses.

The podium is completed by another Spanish tennis player: Fernando Verdasco (139 °) with 129 presences. Then come Rafael Nadal (4th) and the retired David Ferrer with 123 appearances each.


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