congrats to nole for his 12th masters title.
P.S - Lendl won 22, but in his era they were called "Championship Series" titles, not "ATP Masters 1000".
Well that's lame. I did not know that.
In tennis, the Championship Masters Series is a term applied to series of tennis tournaments that are ranked below the four Majors and Year-End Championships. Nonetheless, they are the most prestigious tournaments on the ATP World Tour. The circuit began in 1970, two years after the Open Era when tennis became professional, and is still running as of 2011. It has undergone several name changes and slight alterations to the format, in line with overhauls of the sport by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
From 1970 until 1993 they were called the Grand Prix Championship Series
. Then until 1999 they were held under the name Mercedes-Benz Super 9
. The name Tennis Masters
started in 2000: until 2004 the Tennis Masters Series
, from 2005 until 2008 the ATP Masters Series
, and since then they have been held under the name ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Here is a list of the players with the maximum Championship Series/Masters titles of all time:
1 Ivan Lendl - 22 2 Rafael Nadal - 21 3 Roger Federer - 20
4 John McEnroe - 19
5 Jimmy Connors - 18
6 Andre Agassi - 17
7 Björn Borg - 15
8 Boris Becker - 13 9 Novak Djokovic - 12
10 Pete Sampras - 11
11 Rod Laver - 9
12 Stefan Edberg - 8
= Thomas Muster - 8
= Mats Wilander - 8 = Andy Murray - 8
16 Michael Chang - 7
17 Ilie Năstase - 6
18 Guillermo Vilas - 5
= Jim Courier - 5
= Marcelo Ríos - 5
= Gustavo Kuerten - 5
= Marat Safin - 5 = Andy Roddick - 5
24 Stan Smith - 4
= Andriy Medvedev - 4 = Juan Carlos Ferrero - 4
* - Active players are in bold