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Stat of the Day: Feliciano Lopez plays record 139th Masters 1000 at Indian Wells
The Spaniard passes Roger Federer for the record for most Masters 1000 events played.
Published Oct 08, 2021
He may not have won his first-round match on Thursday, falling to American Tommy Paul, 6-3, 7-6 (3), but just by playing Indian Wells, Feliciano Lopez made history, breaking Roger Federer’s record for most Masters 1000 events played.
Indian Wells was the 139th Masters 1000 event Lopez has played.
“I honestly didn’t know,” he told ATPTour.com when informed of his new record. “I knew that I’d played a lot of tournaments, but I had no idea I was about to break the record here at Indian Wells.”
Lopez has played Indian Wells 18 times, Miami 18 times, Monte Carlo 12 times, Madrid 17 times, Rome 15 times, Canada 14 times, Cincinnati 15 times, Shanghai 9 times and Paris 16 times, as well as Hamburg 5 times when it was a Masters 1000 stop.
MOST MASTERS 1000 EVENTS PLAYED
139 - Feliciano Lopez
138 - Roger Federer
129 - Fernando Verdasco
123 - Rafael Nadal
123 - David Ferrer
Lopez is also catching up to Federer’s all-time men’s record for most Grand Slams played. The Spaniard played his 79th at the US Open this year—the Swiss is at 81.