Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts during his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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Rafa Nadal celebrated his 1,000th tour level match with a come-from-behind victory over German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday.It was the first time Nadal had failed to win a game in the first set of an ATP tour match since 2008, the ATP said.The 30-year-old Spaniard ignited the near-capacity crowd with a typically determined comeback to clinch his 822nd career victory.He joins a small group of 11 players headed by Jimmy Connors (1,535) to have played at least 1,000 matches.While Nadal played in the relative comfort of the late afternoon, Kei Nishikori also took three sets and nearly three hours to advance under a high noon sun, outlasting Spain's Fernando Verdasco 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-1 .
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