Halloween 'Triple Treat' For Djokovic, Nadal & Tsitsipas
The stars aligned for a spooky coincidence on Halloween at the Rolex Paris Masters Thursday: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas all collected their 50th wins on the season.
Tsitsipas, who reached the milestone for the first time, also notched his 100th career match win with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australian Alex de Minaur, whom he also defeated in the title match of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals.
Djokovic followed next with a 7-6(7), 6-1 win over Briton Kyle Edmund to record his 12th 50+ wins season, tying the mark of Ivan Lendl. Only Roger Federer (15) and Jimmy Connors (14) have done it more.
Nadal, who on Monday is guaranteed to usurp the No. 1 ATP Ranking from Djokovic, reached 50 wins in a season for the 11th time following a 6-4, 6-4 win over Stan Wawrinka.
Russian Daniil Medvedev leads the tour with 59 match wins this year. Federer is currently second with 51.
Players With 50+ Match Wins in 2019
Most Career 50 Win Seasons
- Statistical assistance from Greg Sharko