Novak Djokovic reaches 1,000 Tour wins


Novak Djokovic became just the fifth man in history to reach 1,000 Tour wins as he defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 in the Italian Open semifinals.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl are the only other men to have reached the historic milestone. Djokovic reached his 1,000th win in 1,203 matches, making him the fourth fastest to achieve the feat, according to ATP stats.

The 20-time grand slam winner, who was presented with a cake by tournament organizers to celebrate the occasion, earned his first Tour-level win back in 2004 and has since gone on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.