The 30-year-old Nadal, playing in his 1,000th career match, improved to 37-11 at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, one of only three Masters 1000 events Nadal has yet to win.

Rafael Nadal recovered from one of the most lopsided starts of his career to advance past the streaky Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itau.

Rafael Nadal

As mentioned in media “One thousand matches is a lot of matches. Obviously that’s good news because that says I am having a long career. During a lot of years, I heard that I’m going to have a short career, so it’s something important for me,” said Nadal. “I remember the first match very well because it was at home in Mallorca. It was my first victory on the ATP and was a great feeling.”

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