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The Masters 1000 make up the second tier on the ATP Tour.
Ranked just below the four slams, these nine tournaments also carry great prestige.
Winning a Masters 1000 title means triumphing over the top players in the world.
Naturally, the best players in the sport have enjoyed great success at this level of competition.
The current Masters 1000 lineup consists of Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Toronto/Montreal, Cincinnati, Paris, Madrid, and Shanghai.
Hamburg, Stockholm, and Essen/Stuttgart are no longer part of the Masters 1000 series.
Let’s take a look at the five most successful players at the Masters 1000 level.
Murray enjoyed plenty of success at the Masters 1000 level, winning 14 titles in 21 finals.
The Scottish star won both on clay and on the hard surface, naturally enjoying more success on the latter with 12 titles.
Murray’s first Masters 1000 title came in 2008 at the Cincinnati Masters.
He won seven of the nine Masters 1000 tournaments, with Indian Wells and Monte Carlo being the ones missing from his list.
Agassi is the only retired player to make the list, having won 17 Masters 1000 titles in 22 finals.
The American legend was dominant on home soil, winning ten tournaments in the United States.
Agassi holds a tie for the most titles at the Miami Open, with six.
He won seven out of the nine Masters 1000 tournaments, missing out on titles at the Monte Carlo Masters and at the Hamburg Open.
Agassi won titles both on clay and on the hard surfaces, with 16 of his 17 titles coming on hard and carpet courts.
Federer led the list for a long time, and currently has 28 titles in 50 finals.
Curiously, the Swiss legend’s first Masters 1000 title came on the clay at the Hamburg Open.
He went on to win the tournament four times in six years, making him the most successful player on the German clay.
Federer won eight of the ten Masters 1000 tournaments he’s played on, missing out on titles at the Monte Carlo Masters and at the Rome Masters.
He also holds the record for the most titles at the Cincinnati Masters, with seven, and at the Indian Wells Masters, with five.
Federer is also the oldest player to win a Masters 1000 title, a feat he achieved at the age of 37 in Miami 2019.
Djokovic is the only player in the ATP Tour history to win all nine Masters 1000 tournaments.
The Serb legend finally crossed out the last one missing from his list in 2018 after capturing the elusive Cincinnati Masters title on his sixth attempt.
Djokovic holds the most titles at the Paris Masters, with five, and at the Shanghai Masters, with four.
He is also tied for first place at the Indian Wells Masters, with five titles, and at the Miami Masters, with six.
Djokovic is also tied with Federer for the second-most Masters 1000 finals at 50.
Nadal leads all players in titles, with 35, and finals, with 51 appearances.
The King of Clay holds 11 titles at the Monte Carlo Masters, the most by a player at one tournament.
The Spaniard legend is also the most successful player at the Rome Open, with nine titles, and at the Madrid Open, with five.
Nadal has won seven of the ten Masters 1000 tournaments he’s played, missing out on a title at the Miami Masters, the Paris Masters, and the Shanghai Masters.
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