World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas has become the first man to win 25 tour-level matches in 2022, after defeating former Top 10 player Lucas Pouille, 6-3, 6-4, in his opening match at the Masters 1000 event in Madrid on Wednesday night.

"It was a great start, a great beginning to this tournament," said the Greek, who hit 18 winners to 14 unforced errors in the match.

This is almost exactly the same match-winning pace he was at in 2021—last year, his opening win in Madrid was his 27th tour-level win of the year.

MOST WINS IN 2022 (men, tour-level)
25: Stefanos Tsitsipas (25-8)
24: Carlos Alcaraz (24-3)
24: Andrey Rublev (24-5)
23: Miomir Kecmanovic (23-10)
21: Rafael Nadal (21-1)
21: Jannik Sinner (21-4)
20: Felix Auger-Aliassime (20-10)
20: Diego Schwartzman (20-10)

The above list is up to date as of the end of play on Wednesday night.

The entire third round of Madrid will take place on Thursday. Tsitsipas, the No. 4 seed, will take on an unseeded Grigor Dimitrov for a spot in the quarterfinals.