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Rafa Nadal Equals Legend Bjorn Borg with 608 Career Wins

4/27/2013Rafaholics ™

Rafa Nadal Equals Tennis Legend Bjorn Borg with 608 Career Wins

Spain's Rafa Nadal, who is widely considered to be the best clay-court specialist of all time, has equaled the record of Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg, claiming his 608th career win at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell today. Last year, Nadal lifted his record seventh Roland Garros titles to overcome Borg, who won the French Open on six occasions.

With 608 career wins, Nadal shares the 19th rank with Borg in the all time list. The Spaniard to have clinched most wins in his career in Manuel Orantes with 635 victories. Former American World No. 1 Jimmy Connors leads the list with incredible 1,243 wins, followed by Ivan Lendl with 1,071 and Guillermo Vilas with 923.

Nadal is the second ranked active player behind Roger Federer, who has clinched 891 victories.

Winning the final in Barcelona, which would be his record eighth Barcelona title, Nadal will equal Yevgeny Kafelnikov with 609 victories.

Top 20

1- Jimmy Connors 1,243

2- Ivan Lendl 1,071

3- Guillermo Vilas 923

4- Roger Federer 891

5- John McEnroe 875

6- Andre Agassi 870

7- Stefan Edberg 801

8- Pete Sampras 762

9- Ilie Nastase 750

10- Boris Becker 713

11- Brian Gottfried 677

12- Michael Chang 662

13- Manuel Orantes 635

14- Stan Smith 634

15- Arthur Ashe 623

16- Thomas Muster 621

17- Andy Roddick 612

18- Yevgeny Kafelnikov 609

19- Bjorn Borg 608

19- Rafael Nadal 608

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