Thanks to his thrilling 3-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (2) victory over the Polish Hurbert Hurkacz (12th) in Indian Wells, the Bulgarian tennis player Grigor dimitrov (28th) became the eleventh tennis player to reach one hundred victories in the Masters 1000 category.
The experienced European, born in Haskovo, 30 years ago, who was known to be number 3 in the world and owner of eight titles in his showcases, advanced to the semifinals of the Californian tournament for the first time in his career. However, the astonishing statistic steals the flashes, because only the privileged few can boast of record size.
The 100 wins, clarifying their best participation, are distributed as follows: 10 in Canada (semi-final 2014), 18 in Cincinnati (2017 champion), 9 at Indian Wells (semifinal 2021), 9 in Madrid (quarter-finals 2015), 10 in Miami (Round of 16 2012 and 2016), 16 in Monte-Carlo (semifinal 2018), 13 in Paris (semifinal 2019), 9 in Rome (semi-final 2014) and 6 in Shanghai (quarter-finals 2017).
The ten remaining players who managed to celebrate at least that many opportunities are: Spanish Rafael Nadal (398 wins and 36 titles), the Swiss Roger Federer (381 and 28), the Serbian Novak Djokovic (370 and 36), the British Andy Murray (218 and 14), the American Andre Agassi (209 and 17), his compatriot Pete sampras (190 and 11), the American Andy Roddick (157 and five), the Swede Stefan edberg (108 and four), the Chilean Marcelo Rios (105 and five) and the Austrian Thomas muster (101 and eight).