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Tennis: Another Sporting Achievement!

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw

We salute and congratulate another sports person on a major sporting achievement.

This time the praise goes to Rafael Nadal on his 1,000 ATP Tour win at the Paris Masters, on 4 November 2020, against his fellow countryman, Feliciano Lopez.

This comes one month after winning the French Open for the thirteenth time. This was Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam and equals Roger Federer’s record.

Nadal received a glass trophy, with the number 1,000 in gold engraved on it, to mark his achievement.

Nadal, who is 34, remarked modestly:

To arrive at that number I must have done a lot of things well.”

He joins Jimmy Connors, who leads with 1,274 wins, followed by Roger Federer with 1,242 wins and Ivan Lendl with 1,068 wins in the 1,000 wins’ club.

Once again, we offer him many congratulations!

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Dr. Rijkele Betten

Consulting editor
Prof. Dr. Ian S. Blackshaw

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Prof. Guglielmo Maisto
Maisto e Associati, Milano

Dr. Dick Molenaar
All Arts Tax Advisors, Rotterdam


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Hardwick & Morris LLP, London

Mr. Mario Tenore
Maisto e Associati, Milano


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