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Feli Lopez Sets New Record at Wimbledon

Feliciano López


Feliciano Lopez shattered one of the most remarkable yet little-known records in pro tennis today after the first point of his three set win vs Federico Delbonis.

By contesting the first point, Lopez has now competed in his 66th consecutive major tournament, surpassing the record previously held by Roger Federer (65) which the mighty Swiss opted to surrender when he passed on playing Roland Garros two years ago.

The 36 year old Lopez began this incredible streak of physical consistency in 2002 at Roland Garros at age 20 and has not missed a Grand Slam ever since. Lopez played his first major in 2001 in Paris. His best results in Grand Slams was the quarterfinals, which he reached in 2005, 2008 and 2011 all at Wimbledon.

Feliciano Lopez of Spain is now officially the all time Iron Man of professional tennis history.



  • Dan Markowitz · July 3, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Quite an accomplishment for the Spaniard. That and the fact that he’s still a relevant player.

  • Scoop Malinowski · July 3, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Dan I told you many years ago Lopez was an extraordinary player. This record of 66 majors in a row is actually more impressive than winning one or two majors. Nobody else in the history of the sport has done what Lopez just achieved, not even Federer. 66 majors in a row. Verdasco is at 61 right now. Lopez got to play in 66 majors in a row. Agassi Sampras Connors McEnroe Borg Courier Murray Rafa could not come close to doing what Lopez has done, pardon, is still doing. He’s not done yet. Heck, the guy might get to 75 or 100 🙂

  • Joe Blow · July 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Lost in the first round 22 times..33%…he shows up, but that’s about it

  • Duke Carnoustie · July 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    It’s an excellent feat. However one thing must be pointed out.

    Methinks Feli had good reason to make his annual stops in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York since many of his female fans in these cities were among his most faithful and most forthcoming, ahem!

  • Joe Blow · July 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    How can you compare Lopez’s longevity to Fed…In the 22 tournaments that Lopez lost in the first round, Fed is playing deep into the second week, while by the first Wed. Lopez is on a beach with Duke tailing behind him…

  • Scoop Malinowski · July 4, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Fed longevity is excellent, but F Lo broke Fed’s record.

  • Duke Carnoustie · July 4, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hey Fake-name Joe? Have you ever played any tennis at all to come here and criticize a guy who is in every Slam? Could you do anything athletic at all in your life? If I knew where you lived, I’d come kick your ass even at my age.

  • Joe Blow · July 4, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I’ll be in the parking lot at the US Open. I’ll kick your Instagram TMZ watching ass..maybe some pro’s GF will beg me to stop rearranging your face

  • Joe Blow · July 4, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Fed vs Lopez career slam records

    Fed 332-62
    Lopez 92-66

    That record means a lot…ha

  • Duke Carnoustie · July 4, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    You don’t even have a real name, jackass. I doubt you will even be in NY. I am out of the country for the Open anyway. Try again, you piece of crap.

    Scoop writes a nice piece about a decent pro and you rag on it? Like I said, you have never achieved anything in your life.



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