Gasquet will play his 1,000th game

His first was in Monte Carlo 2002

April 24, 2024

ATP Tour

Richard Gasquet has won 16 titles on the ATP Tour.
By Staff

After a false start last week in Bucharest, French veteran Richard Gasquet is set to join a select ATP Tour club on Thursday at the Mutua Madrid Open when he takes to the court to play his 1,000th match against Lorenzo Sonego in the initial round.

The 37-year-old will join Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco (who hasn’t played since last September) as the only active players to have reached the milestone. Britain’s Andy Murray, who is currently out after an ankle injury in Miami, has played 996 games (win-loss record 738-258).

Winner of 16 ATP Tour titles, Gasquet’s longevity has stood the test of time and era… as has his signature fluid one-handed backhand.

22 years ago, the Frenchman was just 15 and burst onto the scene, becoming the youngest player to win an ATP Masters 1000 match in Monte Carlo in 2002.

Active players with at least 1,000 ATP matches

Player Parties G-P
Novak Djokovic 1315 1098-217
Rafael Nadal 1291 1070-221
Fernando Verdasco 1006 559-447
Richard Gasquet 999* 604-395

**He will play his 1,000th game on Thursday in Madrid.

Last June, Gasquet celebrated his 600th victory on the circuit. No Frenchman has achieved more victories in the Open Era.


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