At the ATP Rolex Paris Masters, ATP Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, Rafael Nadal got 1000 career wins! The Spaniard has beaten in three sets his countryman Feliciano Lopez to get another amazing goal. Four mistakes by Nadal are the background at the start.
With an incredible advantage to defend, Lopez is saved in the fifth game at 30-40 and thanks above all to 91% of the points with the first he manages to perfectly manage the situation. Nadal tries to make some small improvements to the tactical plan, not a surprise.
To reduce the number of unforced in prolonged exchanges, to get closer to the court, to contain the fast-paced game of the countryman. Feliciano, who concedes something, cancels a total of five other break points between the fourth and sixth game, but obviously takes a seat at the tie break.
Nadal breaks the equilibrium at 3-3 with a splendid backhand attack and with the serve-forehand scheme he splashes on 6-3. After the moment of maximum difficulty, Nadal re-establishes the hierarchy and settles the decisive shoulder at the start of the third set.
Needless to say, he clears two balls for the counter-break immediately and remains untouchable on serve until the end.