Winning just one ATP match is a monumental achievement for players looking to make a name for themselves at the top tier of men's tennis.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas has now done it 300 times. Tsitsipas picked up a straight sets quarterfinal victory over 2018 champion Karen Khachanov at the Paris Masters. He produced another textbook performance of supreme indoor hardcourt prowess to navigate his latest challenge.
Tsitsipas is yet to drop a set this week and has managed to back up last weekend's semifinal run in Vienna. Most of his success has come on clay courts, but he remains very productive on indoor hard courts, winning three titles including the ATP Finals in 2019.
The 25-year-old still has some way to go to catch up with the Top 100 in terms of most matches won. Tsitsipas will likely need another century of wins to break that club and at his age, it would be foolhardy to bet against it happening.
After the match, Tsitsipas was asked what caused the upturn in fortunes. He has won eight of his past 10 matches, making at least the semifinals in each of his last three tournaments under the roof since the start of October.
"How do I explain? Well, I was not playing good tennis before and I wasn't practicing too much. I had a few changes in my team and some other things that I changed, equipment and stuff like that. Just trying new things. I wasn't in the right mindset. I wasn't in the same frame of mind in that period, and it cost me."
"But it's okay, because I had to do these changes and try things. I just feel like it's one of those moments where you practice a lot. You stick to one thing that works well for you. You don't try to find solutions and answers in too many things. You just work around your biggest strengths and the biggest assets of your game."