Rafael Nadal reached a career milestone of 1000 ATP matches played at R3, Miami Open 2017. He talked about his first ever ATP match at the 2002 Majorca Open:
RN: Oh yeah, it was unforgettable cos I played my first match in Mallorca when I was 15 years old against Ramon Delgado.
Q: And what is your standout memory from that week?
RN: From the first one?
Q: Yeah. What’s the thing that sticks with you the most?
RN: I don’t know. I was going to school, so just.. for me it was a great experience to play in an ATP event for the first time. And to have the chance to win a match was something unbelievable in that moment. Second round Rochus killed me so [laughs] was a positive week. And great memories to be there. I played in front of a lot of friends and it was a special thing.