Nadal claims 1,000th career victory

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal became the fourth man to reach 1,000 match wins when he beat fellow Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) as the only male players to reach the 1,000-win mark since the Open era began in 1968.

The 34-year-old Nadal posed at the net with the number 1,000 displayed in large numbers on the court.

By Paul Wager