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Most Career Wins (Open Era, Men's)

We all know by now that Roger Federer has joined the 100 club and reached 100 career titles, but who has the most career match wins? We take a look at the top ten male players with the most career wins in the Open Era as of the 04/12/19.


1. Jimmy Connors - 1,256 career wins

You might have guessed this one since Connors seemed to play forever. Connors was active between 1970 and 1996, racking up a monumental 1,256 career singles wins. He did so with plenty of energy and celebrations like this one. I have no idea where the other guy learned to hit overheads though!

2. Roger Federer - 1,198* career wins

Of course, Roger Federer couldn't be too far from the top of the list. Federer has been on Tour since 1998 and has racked up a huge 1,198 wins in that time. At 37-years-old Federer must be near the end of his career though, so it looks a close call as to whether he can overtake Connors at number 1.

3. Ivan Lendl 1,068 career wins

I always find Lendl is a bit of a forgotten man when it comes to tennis' greats. The Czech won 8 Grand Slam singles titles and amassed 1,068 career wins between 1978 and 1994. He also ranks 3rd for career singles titles with 94.

4. Guillermo Vilas - 949 career wins

Another player who seemed to spend an eternity on tour, Guillermo Vilas took 949 wins in a career that lasted between 1968 and 1992. The Argentine won 2 Australian Opens, a French Open and a US Open in a glittering career.

5. Rafael Nadal - 929* career wins

You knew Nadal couldn't be too far behind. It's amazing to think that Nadal is 32-years-old now. We all remember him making a big entrance on the Tour as just a 16-year-old and he has racked up 929 career wins in the time since.

6. John McEnroe - 881 career wins

Another of tennis' most famous names comes in at number 6. Bad boy, John McEnroe took 881 career singles wins including 7 Grand Slam titles. McEnroe was on the Tour from 1976 - 1992, a whole ten years less than one of his biggest rivals, Connors.

7. Agassi - 870 career wins

The third American to make the list, Agassi was prolific throughout his 20 years on Tour, taking 870 career victories in that time. He also managed a career Grand Slam and 8 Grand Slam titles.

8. Novak Djokovic - 849* career wins

Where there is Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal there is always Novak Djokovic. The Serb totals 849 career victories since he joined the Tour in 2003. Djokovic is the youngest of the Big 3, so he should have plenty more tennis left in him, but still, it will be a difficult job to catch Federer on this list.

9. Ilie Nastase - 842

The Romanian amassed 842 wins on Tour between 1968 and 1985 and certainly stood out as a character of the men's game. Nastase won two Grand Slam titles, the US Open in 1972 and the French Open in 1973.

10. Stefan Edberg - 801 career wins

Coming in at number 10 is legendary Swede, Stefan Edberg. Edberg picked up 801 wins a career that lasted from 1982 to 1996. In that time, Edberg managed 6 Grand Slam titles and narrowly missed out on a career Grand Slam when he lost the 1989 French Open final to Michael Chang.