Rafael Nadal became the fourth player to win 1,000 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) matches as he came from behind to beat compatriot Feliciano López in round two of the Paris Masters.
Nadal joins American Jimmy Connors, Swiss rival Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl of the Czech Republic in reaching the milestone in the Open era.
Spaniard Nadal - who is tied with Federer on a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles - has the best winning percentage of the quartet at 83.3 per cent.
Of the 1,000 wins, 482 have come on hard courts - including this match - and 445 on clay, Nadal's favoured surface and the one on which he went on a record 81-match winning run between 2005 and 2007.
Today, Nadal, the top seed at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament, shared 38 aces with López.
The pair also converted just two of 11 break points between them, as Nadal edged it 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
Australian Jordan Thompson awaits Nadal in round three, following a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Croatia's Borna Ćorić.
Other winners included third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who was a set up against Kevin Anderson when the South African retired.
Another Russian, fifth seed Andrey Rublev, swept aside Moldovan lucky loser Radu Albot 6-1, 6-2.
Germany's Alexander Zverev, Argentinia's Diego Schwartzman and Canada's Milos Raonic were other top-10 seeds to enjoy straight-sets victories.
Swiss Stan Wawrinka - a three-time Grand Slam winner and Olympic doubles champion at Beijing 2008 - needed three sets to advance, but saw off American Tommy Paul to set up a meeting with Rublev.
The round of 16 is due to be played tomorrow, with Medvedev's clash against ascending Australian Alex de Minaur another highlight.