New Delhi: The Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal became only the fourth player to earn 1,000 in Open Era singles victories.

Nadal achieved the milestone after securing a 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez in the ongoing Paris Masters. With this win, he joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) in the 1,000-win club.

The 34-year-old expressed elation over touching the ‘special number’ and said winning that many games mean ‘I am old’.