Djokovic–Nadal rivalry

The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The rivalry is the most prolific in men's tennis in the Open Era. It is widely considered by players, coaches, and pundits to be the greatest rivalry in men's tennis history.[1] It was listed as the third greatest rivalry in the 2000s decade in 2009 by atptour.com despite only starting in 2006.[2]

Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal

The two have faced each other 59 times, including in all four major finals, with Djokovic leading 30–29 overall.[3] Djokovic leads 15–13 in finals of all levels, while Nadal leads 11–7 at majors. Nadal leads 8–2 at the French Open and 2–1 at the US Open, while Djokovic leads 2–0 at the Australian Open and 2–1 at Wimbledon. To date, Djokovic is the only player to have beaten Nadal in all four majors.

Of their 59 meetings, 27 matches have been on hard courts with Djokovic leading 20–7, 28 on clay with Nadal leading 20–8, and 4 on grass where they are tied 2–2.

The first meeting occurred at the 2006 French Open in the quarterfinals, where Nadal prevailed after Djokovic retired with an injury in the third set; Djokovic later commented to the media that he understood what he needed to do to beat Nadal and claiming Nadal "was beatable on clay". Their first encounter in a final came at the 2007 Indian Wells Masters where Nadal won the event. Djokovic's first victory came in their third meeting against each other at the 2007 Miami Masters where he won the event.

Between 2006 and 2009, this rivalry was overshadowed by Nadal's rivalry with Roger Federer. It started to become widely recognized when the pair contested their first major final at the 2010 US Open. From March 2011 to April 2013, the pair contested eleven consecutive championship matches, with Djokovic winning eight and Nadal three, the only duo to achieve such a feat in the Open Era.[4] It is one of two rivalries in men's tennis (the other one being the Djokovic-Murray rivalry) to involve meetings in the finals of all four majors, including four consecutive finals in 2011–12, and a record 29 Masters matches.

Some of their matches are considered to be classics and among the greatest matches of all time including the 2009 Madrid Masters semifinal,[5] 2011 Miami Masters final,[6][7] the 2012 Australian Open final,[8][9] the 2013 French Open semifinal,[10] 2018 Wimbledon semifinal,[11][12] and the 2021 French Open semifinal.[13][14] Their 2012 Australian Open final has been lauded as the greatest match ever played by some long-time tennis pundits, analysts, and former players and legends of the sport.[15][16][17]

HistoryEdit

 
Nadal on the podium after winning the 2006 French Open, his second major.
 
Djokovic celebrating in Belgrade after winning his first major, in 2008.

2006Edit

The first meeting between the two, and the only one in 2006, was in the quarterfinals at the French Open. The victory went to Nadal via a retirement from Djokovic after Nadal took the first two sets.[18]

2007Edit

In 2007, the pair met seven times, Nadal winning five of them.

The first encounter came in the final of the Indian Wells Masters. This was Djokovic's first Masters final whereas Nadal was bidding for his 7th title. Nadal won the match.[19] Djokovic, however, got his revenge the following week, defeating Nadal for the first time, in the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters.[20]

The pair met twice during the summer clay-court season, with Nadal continuing his dominance on clay. He defeated Djokovic en route to the title in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters.[21] Similarly, Nadal defeated Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open a month later, in Djokovic's first major semifinal.[22] They then met for the first time on grass in the semifinals of Wimbledon. After splitting the first two sets, Djokovic retired from the match due to a foot injury.[23]

At the Canada Masters, Djokovic scored his second victory over Nadal, defeating the Spaniard in the semifinals en route to his second Masters title.[24]

The final encounter between the two in 2007 was in the round robin phase Tennis Masters Cup, with Nadal emerging victorious.[25]

2008Edit

Djokovic and Nadal met six times in 2008, with Nadal winning four of their encounters.

Djokovic defeated Nadal in the semifinals at Indian Wells Masters.[26]

Nadal defeated Djokovic in the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters.[27] In their third consecutive meeting at the French Open, a dominant Nadal defeated Djokovic in the semifinals en route to his fourth consecutive French Open title.

Next, they met in the final at the Queen's Club in London, where Nadal won his first grass-court title over Djokovic 7–6, 7–6.[28]

In their fifth encounter of the year at the Cincinnati Masters, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the semifinals.[29]

The sixth and final battle of the year came at the Beijing Olympics in the semifinals. Nadal won the match and went on to win the gold medal, while Djokovic later secured the bronze.

2009Edit

They met seven times in 2009. Nadal won their first four encounters, while Djokovic won the last three.

The pair met several times on clay and matches involving them became the highlights of the clay-court season. The first and only meeting to date in the Davis Cup happened in the first round of the World Group in the fourth rubber, which Nadal won to clinch the tie for Spain. They then met for the first time in a clay-court final at the Monte Carlo Masters, with Nadal winning a closely contested three-setter and his fifth consecutive Monte-Carlo title.[30] With his world No. 3 ranking at risk, Djokovic sought to defend his title at the Rome Masters. However, he lost to Nadal in straight sets in the final.[31]

They then met for a third consecutive Masters tournament on clay, in the semifinals of the Madrid Masters. Nadal won a grueling encounter, saving three match points in the process.[32] The match, at 4 hours and 3 minutes, was the longest three-set singles match on the ATP Tour in the Open Era (later surpassed by the Olympic semifinal between Roger Federer and Juan Martín del Potro in 2012).[33] The match was voted the best match of the year by fans and critics alike. Djokovic admitted afterwards that it took him a long time to get over the loss.[citation needed]

During the US Open series, Djokovic defeated Nadal for the first time that year at the Cincinnati Masters.[34] Djokovic then won his first Masters title of the year, defeating Nadal in the semifinals of the Paris Masters.[35] The pair then had their final meeting of the year at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Djokovic won the match, going 2–1 in the round robin phase.[36]

2010Edit

They met twice in 2010, and Nadal won both encounters.

Djokovic and Nadal faced off for the first time in a major final at the US Open. Nadal won the match in four sets, thus becoming the youngest player in the Open Era to complete a career Grand Slam. The match lasted 3 hours and 43 minutes.[37]

Their second encounter came during the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals, where Nadal beat Djokovic in straight sets.[38]

2011Edit

The rivalry shifted to Djokovic's favor this season. The pair met six times, all in finals, with Djokovic winning all six encounters, including two major finals.

Coming into their first encounter of the year at the Indian Wells Masters, Djokovic was undefeated for the season and continued his streak by beating Nadal to win his second Indian Wells title.[39]

Two weeks later, the pair met again in the finals of the Miami Masters with Djokovic winning in three sets.[40]

Djokovic and Nadal clashed twice during the clay-court spring. In the final of the Madrid Masters, Djokovic scored his first-ever victory over Nadal on clay, in straight sets.[41] He managed the same feat at the Rome Masters, defeating Nadal in straight sets.[42]

Djokovic and Nadal met in a final for the fifth time of the season at Wimbledon, arguably their biggest encounter of the year. In a 2-hour 28 minute contest, Djokovic overcame defending champion Nadal in four sets for his first Wimbledon title.[43]

They met for a second consecutive major final at the US Open, a rematch of the final from the previous year, in which Nadal had prevailed. Djokovic won his third major of the year, overcoming Nadal again in four sets.[44]

2012Edit

The pair met four times, all in finals, with Nadal winning three of the four encounters and Djokovic winning only one, which was a major final.

Djokovic won the 2012 Australian Open final after an epic five-set battle against Nadal. The match lasted 5 hours 53 minutes, the longest major final in the Open Era. At the end of the match, both players were so exhausted they could not stand for the trophy presentation. Nadal called it "the greatest loss in his career" and "the best match he ever played". Djokovic said it was a moment he would never forget, and considered it a career-defining victory.[45]

Djokovic and Nadal met again in the 2012 Monte–Carlo Masters final. This time, Nadal won his eighth consecutive title after defeating Djokovic in straight sets, ending a seven-match loss streak to Djokovic.

The pair met again in the 2012 Rome Masters final, where Nadal defeated the defending champion Djokovic in straight sets to regain the trophy he had won five times before.

The fourth battle of the year came at the 2012 French Open final. For only the second time in tennis history (after Serena and Venus Williams between the 2002 French Open and the 2003 Australian Open), two opposing tennis players played four consecutive major finals against each other. This was a match of historic proportions as either Nadal would break Björn Borg's record of six French Open titles, or Djokovic would become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four majors in a row. Nadal eventually emerged victorious after three consecutive losses in major finals, prevailing in four sets after multiple rain delays that forced the final to be concluded on the following Monday afternoon. With this victory, Nadal became the most successful male player at the French Open, winning seven French Open titles.[46]

2013Edit

The pair met six times, with three victories each.

Djokovic and Nadal contested the Monte Carlo final for the third time, the twelfth time in the last thirteen occasions in which they met in a championship match.[47] Djokovic defeated Nadal in straight sets to end the latter's eight-year reign at the tournament.[48]

At the 2013 French Open Nadal came in as the seven-time champion and was drawn in the same half as Djokovic, due to his third seed. Nadal won the tournament after beating Djokovic in the semifinal and David Ferrer in the final. His semifinal clash with Djokovic was widely considered one of the greatest clay court matches ever played. Nadal was two points away from victory in the fourth set, but was denied by Djokovic and taken to a fifth set. There he went down a break, 4–2, only to break back and ultimately triumph 9–7 for a 4-hour, 37-minute victory. It was a unique encounter in that it was almost the mirror opposite[49] of the almost six-hour 2012 Australian Open final they contested where Djokovic led Nadal 2–1 sets and was two points away from victory in the fourth set, only for Nadal to come back and win the fourth set in a tiebreaker and go up a break in the fifth set. In exactly the same fashion the player leading by a break in the final set committed an uncharacteristic error (Nadal missed an easy backhand pass at 30–15, 4–2 in the fifth in Melbourne, while Djokovic ran into the net after hitting a what would have been a clean winner at 4–3 in the fifth in Paris), only to spark a momentum shift for their opponent to break back and ultimately win the match. Nadal suggested that it was almost "poetic justice" that he won this match after losing their epic encounter in Australia.[50] This was only the second time Nadal had been pushed to five sets at the French Open (the first being against John Isner in the first round of the 2011 French Open), and he remains unbeaten in five-set encounters on clay.

Djokovic and Nadal met again at the Montreal Masters semifinals, with Nadal prevailing in three sets. Nadal would then go on to win the title, marking his 25th ATP Masters championship. The US Open final saw a third Nadal-Djokovic matchup in four years, which Nadal took in four sets. The match showed Nadal's fighting spirit, as he clawed down from 0–2 at a set apiece, and from 4–4, 0–40 on his own serve. He would take the title to beat Djokovic for the sixth time out of their seven most recent meetings.

The two players faced again in the China Open final with Djokovic winning in straight sets; however, by reaching the final, Nadal retook the world No. 1 ranking from Djokovic. They met again in the championship match of the ATP Finals, where Djokovic again won in straight sets, winning his third year-end championship and denying Nadal his first. Nadal finished 2013 as world No. 1, with Djokovic as world No. 2, having won 24 consecutive matches after losing the US Open final to Nadal. Their domination in 2013 together was also apparent in the year-end rankings: together, they amassed 25,290 points, more than the numbers 3 to 7 combined.

2014Edit

In 2014, the pair met three times, all in finals, with Djokovic winning the first two encounters and Nadal winning the last one. Djokovic started by beating Nadal in the final of the Miami Open in straight sets, and then supplanted that victory with a three-set victory over Nadal in Rome. In the process he acquired a four-match winning streak against the Spaniard, and also became the first player to amass four career clay-court wins over Nadal. Their last meeting of the year came in the final of the French Open, where Nadal won the match after dropping the opening set to Djokovic.

2015Edit

In 2015, the pair contested four matches with Djokovic winning all four. They met at the semifinal stage of the Monte-Carlo Masters. The match was competitive with Nadal producing, by his own assessment, his best performance yet of the season. However, a very in-form Djokovic prevailed.

They then faced each other at the French Open for the fourth consecutive year, this time in the quarterfinals. There, Djokovic beat Nadal in straight sets. It was Djokovic's first victory against the Spaniard in seven meetings at the tournament, Djokovic became the only man to ever beat Nadal at all four majors, the first man to beat Nadal in straight sets in a best-of-five-set match on clay, and the only man to beat Nadal on clay six times. This was also only the second time that Nadal has been defeated at the French Open, after losing to Robin Söderling in the 2009 edition of the tournament.[51]

Nadal next played Djokovic in the China Open final, where he was comprehensively beaten by the Serb. They met yet again in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals, in which Djokovic won in straight sets and leveled his head-to head with Nadal for the first time at 23–23.

2016Edit

In 2016, the pair met three times with all three matches going to Djokovic. In the Doha final, Djokovic won in a convincing straight set victory to lead the head-to-head for the first time. Djokovic won again in the semifinals at Indian Wells[52] and at the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters to put the rivalry at 26–23 in Djokovic's favor with a seven-match winning streak against Nadal.

2017Edit

A resurgent Nadal defeated Djokovic in the Madrid Open semifinals, 6–2, 6–4 to reverse a trend of losses.

2018Edit

Nadal beat Djokovic in the semifinals at the Italian Open 7–6, 6–3 in their first match in over a year.

A resurgent Djokovic beat Nadal in a semifinal epic at Wimbledon, in five sets stretched over two days, lasting over five hours.[11][12]

2019Edit

Nadal and Djokovic faced each other in the Australian Open final with Djokovic comprehensively winning 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in two hours and four minutes.

Nadal won his ninth Italian Open title, overcoming Djokovic to triumph at the Foro Italico 6–0, 4–6, 6-1 after two hours and 25 minutes. Nadal also broke a then-tie with Djokovic by claiming a record 34th ATP Masters crown.[53]

2020Edit

The duo met in the ATP Cup final, their second match in a team competition (the first being at the 2009 Davis Cup). Djokovic beat Nadal 6–2, 7–6.

As the top two seeded players at the French Open, they met in the final. Nadal won in dominant fashion, 6–0, 6–2, 7–5 to claim his record-equalling 20th major title.

2021Edit

Nadal won his tenth Italian Open title by defeating Djokovic in a three-set final, 7–5, 1–6, 6–3.

On their ninth encounter at Roland Garros, Nadal and Djokovic met in the semifinals of the French Open, in a rematch of the previous year's final. This time, Djokovic upset Nadal in four sets 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–2. It was his second win against Nadal at the French Open and Nadal's only third loss at Roland Garros.[54]

2022Edit

Djokovic and Nadal met at the French Open for the third consecutive year and tenth time overall, in the quarterfinals.[55] In a four-hour battle, Nadal won in four sets, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4). It marked the first occasion in tennis history that two players have met at a single tournament ten times.[56]

AnalysisEdit

Commentators Dick Enberg, John McEnroe, and Mary Carillo have said that this rivalry has the potential of being the greatest rivalry in tennis history due to the number of matches already played between the two, the quality of the matches, and the age difference of only one year.[57]

Djokovic is the player with the most career wins against Nadal. Nadal is also the player with the most career wins against Djokovic. Djokovic is the only player to have defeated Nadal in four clay-court finals, the only player to defeat Nadal at the French Open in straight sets, the only player to defeat Nadal twice at the French Open, and the only player to defeat Nadal in seven consecutive finals. Both play a similar style of tennis but have differences that make their matches competitive and unique. Djokovic is the only player to defeat Nadal in three consecutive grand slam finals and the only player to defeat Nadal in all four grand slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open). Conversely, Nadal is the only player to defeat Djokovic in two hard court slam finals (US Open 2010 and 2013).

The rivalry has seen dominance shift back and forth, with Nadal winning sixteen of their first twenty-three matches, followed by Djokovic beating Nadal seven times in a row, then Nadal winning six of seven, and Djokovic winning fifteen of the last twenty-two.

Many pundits have claimed this to be the greatest rivalry of the Open Era, given the number of records it has produced, the quality of their matches, it having the most encounters in the Open Era, and the number of classic matches it has produced that are unrivaled by any other. In 2009, it was rated the third best rivalry of the last decade, even though it only began in 2006.

Grand Slam tournamentEdit

Nadal has won 22 Grand Slam tournament titles while Djokovic has 21. Both Nadal and Djokovic completed multiple Career Grand Slams, Nadal in 2010/2022 and Djokovic in 2016/2021. Both have a achieved a Surface Slam by winning major titles across three different surfaces in the same year, Nadal in 2010 and Djokovic in 2021. In 2015–16 Djokovic managed to be the reigning champion of all four Grand Slam tournaments at once becoming the only player in history to have done so across three different surfaces. Djokovic's Grand Slam tournament titles include 12 on hard courts, 7 on grass, and 2 on clay, while Nadal's Grand Slam tournament titles include 14 on clay, 6 on hard courts, and 2 on grass.

Tournament Djokovic Nadal
Australian Open 9 2
French Open 2 14
Wimbledon 7 2
US Open 3 4
Total Count 21 22
  • Bold indicates outright record.

ATP MastersEdit

Djokovic holds the record for the most Masters titles with 38, while Nadal is second with 36. Nadal has won 26 on clay and 10 on hard courts. Djokovic has won 27 on hard courts and 11 on clay and is the only player to have won all 9 Masters tournaments completing the Career Golden Masters, having done so twice. Nadal is missing two titles (Miami and Paris).

Tournament Djokovic Nadal
Indian Wells Masters 5 3
Miami Open 6 0
Monte-Carlo Masters 2 11
Madrid Open/German Open 3 5
Italian Open 6 10
Canadian Open 4 5
Cincinnati Masters 2 1
Shanghai Masters/Madrid Open 4 1
Paris Masters 6 0
Total Count 38 36
  • Bold indicates outright record.

Year-end ChampionshipEdit

Djokovic has won 5 ATP Finals titles in total, while Nadal has not won the event but has reached the final twice, in 2010 and 2013. Djokovic has a 3–2 advantage over Nadal in the event and won their only meeting in the title match in 2013.

Tournament Djokovic Nadal
Year-end championship 5 0

ATP/ITF rankingsEdit

Rankings Djokovic Nadal
Weeks as world No. 1 373 209
ATP Year-end No. 1 7 5
ITF World Champion 7 4
  • Bold indicates outright record.

National representationEdit

Djokovic and Nadal faced each other at the 2008 Olympics and in the 2009 Davis Cup. Nadal won their only meeting at the Olympics in the semi-finals of the 2008 event. Nadal also won their only match so far at the Davis Cup in the 1st round tie of the 2009 event. Djokovic won their most recent match while representing their countries in the finals of the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney.

Tournament Djokovic Nadal
Olympics Bronze Gold
Davis Cup 1 5
ATP Cup 1 0

Head-to-head talliesEdit

  • All matches (59): Djokovic, 30–29
    • All finals (29): Djokovic, 16–13
    • Grand Slam matches: Nadal, 11–7
      • Australian Open: Djokovic, 2–0
      • French Open: Nadal, 8–2
      • Wimbledon: Djokovic, 2–1
      • US Open: Nadal, 2–1
    • ATP Finals matches: Djokovic, 3–2
    • ATP Masters matches: Djokovic, 16–13
    • Other matches: Djokovic, 4–3
    • Grand Slam finals: Nadal, 5–4
    • ATP Finals finals: Djokovic, 1–0
    • ATP Masters finals: Tied 7–7
    • Other finals: Djokovic, 4–1

Results on each court surfaceEdit

Tournament overviewEdit

Tournament Hard Court (o) Clay Grass Hard Court (i) Total
Djokovic Nadal Djokovic Nadal Djokovic Nadal Djokovic Nadal Djokovic Nadal
Australian Open 2 0 2 0
French Open 2 8 2 8
Wimbledon 2 1 2 1
US Open 1 2 1 2
Indian Wells Masters 3 1 3 1
Miami Open 3 0 3 0
Monte-Carlo Masters 2 2 2 2
Italian Open 3 6 3 6
German Open / Madrid Open 1 3 1 3
Canadian Open 1 1 1 1
Cincinnati Masters 2 0 2 0
Paris Masters 1 0 1 0
ATP Tour Finals 3 2 3 2
China Open 2 0 2 0
Queen's Club 0 1 0 1
Qatar Open 1 0 1 0
Davis Cup 0 1 0 1
ATP Cup 1 0 1 0
Summer Olympics 0 1 0 1
Total 16 5 8 20 2 2 4 2 30 29

Grand Slam matchesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Australian Open D D
French Open N N N N N N D N D N
Wimbledon N D D
US Open N D N
  • Final matches indicated in bold.

Completed set talliesEdit

Djokovic Set score Nadal
1 10–8 0
0 9–7 1
8 7–6 9
7 7–5 10
12 6–4 21
28 6–3 9
15 6–2 12
7 6–1 8
0 6–0 2
78 Total sets 72
741 Total games 718

Famous matchesEdit

2009 Madrid Masters semifinalEdit

With Nadal widely regarded as invincible on clay courts by many in the tennis world,[58][59] Djokovic emerged as one of the few who could test his dominance on it, and the closest Nadal came to losing for the first time in this tournament came in May 2009. It was the longest Masters match and semifinal in Open Era history. Djokovic ranked No. 4 in the world, took the first set 6–3. But the world No. 1 Nadal remained resilient, saving three match points and eventually ending up winning in three sets after four hours and two minutes[60] in what he called one of his greatest wins in his career.

2010 US Open finalEdit

Nadal needed this title to complete his Golden Career Slam, creating much hype before the tournament. Even more so when he would have to face Djokovic who had an excellent record on this surface. Nadal had perfected his serve to the point where it became his most dangerous weapon.[61] He ended up winning the match and becoming the fourth man in the Open Era (after Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, and Roger Federer) to complete a Career Grand Slam and the second man in the open era to complete a Career Golden Slam after Andre Agassi. Furthermore, Nadal became the fifth man in the Open Era to win three of the four grand slams in the same year.

2011 Wimbledon finalEdit

The 2011 Wimbledon final would put the world No. 1 ranked and defending champion Nadal against the No. 2 ranked Djokovic who was looking for his first Wimbledon title. Nadal, on a 20-match winning streak at the All England Club, was favoured by many to win despite Djokovic coming into the match with four finals victories over Nadal during the year. However, with a four set victory, Djokovic became the first Serbian man to win Wimbledon and for the first time overtook Nadal for the No. 1 ranking.[62]

2011 US Open finalEdit

The 2011 US Open final had Nadal as the defending champion after defeating Djokovic the prior year but with Djokovic having defeated Nadal in five finals including a victory over Nadal in the Wimbledon final earlier in the year, expectations were high on Djokovic to win his first US Open title. In a match lasting 4 hours and 10 minutes, Djokovic defeated Nadal for a sixth consecutive finals victory over Nadal. With the win, Djokovic became the sixth man in the open era to win three of the four majors in the same year.[63]

2012 Australian Open finalEdit

This match was the third straight Djokovic vs Nadal major final. It was the longest Grand Slam final in history with Djokovic prevailing 7–5 in the fifth set in 5 hours 53 minutes.[64] Both players were exhausted to the extent that chairs had to be brought out during presentation.[65] The momentum switched several times throughout the match, at one stage Djokovic being only two points from winning the fourth set and thus the championship. However, Nadal managed to force a deciding set. He went up a break in the fifth set, but the turning point was when he missed a backhand winner at the net at 4–2 30–15, and lost his chance to consolidate his break. Tennis legends Mats Wilander, Björn Borg, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, and Stefan Edberg have all responded saying this was the greatest match of all time.[citation needed] The amount of social media chatter on Facebook and Twitter on the match was never seen before in tennis.[citation needed] Many congratulated both players for playing the greatest match ever witnessed, and news media also commented on the insurmountable quality of the match itself. With the win, Djokovic brought his win streak against Nadal to seven, all of which were in finals and 3 being grand slam finals.

2012 French Open finalEdit

This match was the fourth straight Djokovic vs Nadal major final. Rafael Nadal won the first set 6–4, Nadal gaining a break of serve after a long attritional battle. There were several delays due to the erratic rain, but none lasting more than an hour. With Nadal leading by two sets to one, and Djokovic leading 2–1 and serving (up a break) in the fourth set, the match was suspended due to rain;[66] it was initially thought that Djokovic had gained the momentum, having won eight games in a row prior to the suspension of the match, however, Nadal was able to regroup and take the fourth set, and ultimately the match, after Djokovic double-faulted on championship point down.

2013 French Open semifinalEdit

Björn Borg dubbed it the greatest clay court match ever.[citation needed] John McEnroe called it one of the top 5 matches of all time.[citation needed] Both players produced incredible tennis in what was a mirror image of the 2012 Australian Open final. The match had momentum swings throughout the entire affair but the most important occurred late in the fifth set when Djokovic, up a break, touched the net on a winner that would have put him in position to serve for the match, losing the point. He never recovered mentally from this mistake and Nadal saved the break and immediately broke back, eventually winning the final set.

2015 French Open quarterfinalEdit

Djokovic defeated Nadal ending a 39 match winning streak at the tournament in straight sets. After a highly competitive first set, Nadal's level declined in the second and third allowing Djokovic to finally get the better of him at the tournament he had dominated for the last ten years. It was the second time Nadal lost in the French Open and the only time he lost in straight sets at the event. Djokovic eventually lost in the final to Stan Wawrinka.

2018 Wimbledon semifinalEdit

Djokovic defeated Nadal in a thrilling five set match, lasting 5 hours, 15 minutes and played over two days. The match was highly anticipated early on, as Nadal, the world No. 1, had not progressed beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon since 2011 (where he lost to Djokovic in the final), and Djokovic on the other hand was recovering from a long elbow injury and had dropped down in the rankings. Before the match, Nadal was considered as the slight favourite due to his far superior form that year, including a straight-set victory over Djokovic at the Italian Open.[67] Due to delay caused by a six-and-half hour semifinal between Kevin Anderson and John Isner, the match started in the late Friday evening. Djokovic and Nadal won the first and second sets respectively. The third set entered the tiebreak and Djokovic saved three set points to win the set. As Wimbledon does not permit match play after 11:00 p.m, the match was halted after three sets. The fourth set, played next day, featured a lot of break point opportunities for both players, but eventually it was Nadal who took the set. In the fifth set, both players held serve for the first seventeen games, despite Nadal having break points in ninth and fifteenth games, and Djokovic in eighth and sixteenth games. In the end, Djokovic broke Nadal's serve at love to seal the match.

2021 French Open semifinalEdit

Djokovic defeated Nadal in a bruising four set encounter, lasting 4 hours, 11 minutes. Nadal raced into a 5–0 lead, taking the first set 6–3, only for Djokovic to level, taking the second set by the same scoreline. The third set, lasting 97 minutes, was described as one of the greatest sets ever,[68] which Djokovic took on a tiebreak after surviving a set point.[69][70] Despite Nadal taking a 2–0 lead in the fourth set, Djokovic won the next six games, to hand Nadal just his third ever defeat at the French Open in his 108th match at the tournament.[71] Djokovic would go on to win the title, becoming the first man in the Open Era to win each of the four Grand Slams on multiple occasions. The match was praised by many as the best of the season.[72][73][74]

List of all matchesEdit

ATP, ATP Cup, Davis Cup, and Grand Slam tournament main draw results included.[3]

Legend (2006–2008) Legend (2009–present) Djokovic Nadal
Grand Slam Grand Slam 7 11
Tennis Masters Cup ATP World Tour Finals 3 2
ATP Masters Series ATP World Tour Masters 1000 16 13
ATP International Series Gold ATP World Tour 500 Series 2 0
ATP International Series ATP World Tour 250 Series 1 1
Davis Cup Davis Cup 0 1
ATP Cup ATP Cup 1 0
Olympic Games Olympic Games 0 1
Total 30 29

Singles (59)Edit

Djokovic 30 – 29 Nadal

No. Year Tournament Series Surface Round Winner Score Length Sets Djokovic Nadal
1. 2006 French Open Major Clay Quarterfinals Nadal 6–4, 6–4, 0–0 (ret.) 1:54 3/5 0 1
2. 2007 Indian Wells Masters Masters Hard Final Nadal 6–2, 7–5 1:34 2/3 0 2
3. 2007 Miami Open Masters Hard Quarterfinals Djokovic 6–3, 6–4 1:37 2/3 1 2
4. 2007 Italian Open Masters Clay Quarterfinals Nadal 6–2, 6–3 1:41 2/3 1 3
5. 2007 French Open Major Clay Semifinals Nadal 7–5, 6–4, 6–2 2:28 3/5 1 4
6. 2007 Wimbledon Major Grass Semifinals Nadal 3–6, 6–1, 4–1 (ret.) 1:41 3/5 1 5
7. 2007 Canadian Open Masters Hard Semifinals Djokovic 7–5, 6–3 1:51 2/3 2 5
8. 2007 Tennis Masters Cup Tour Finals Hard (i) Round Robin Nadal 6–4, 6–4 1:44 2/3 2 6
9. 2008 Indian Wells Masters Masters Hard Semifinals Djokovic 6–3, 6–2 1:28 2/3 3 6
10. 2008 Hamburg Masters Masters Clay Semifinals Nadal 7–5, 2–6, 6–2 3:03 3/3 3 7
11. 2008 French Open Major Clay Semifinals Nadal 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–3) 2:49 3/5 3 8
12. 2008 Queen's Club 250 Grass Final Nadal 7–6(8–6), 7–5 2:16 2/3 3 9
13. 2008 Cincinnati Masters Masters Hard Semifinals Djokovic 6–1, 7–5 1:26 2/3 4 9
14. 2008 Summer Olympics Olympics Hard Semifinals Nadal 6–4, 1–6, 6–4 2:10 3/3 4 10
15. 2009 Davis Cup Davis Cup Clay First round Nadal 6–4, 6–4, 6–1 2:28 3/5 4 11
16. 2009 Monte-Carlo Masters Masters Clay Final Nadal 6–3, 2–6, 6–1 2:43 3/3 4 12
17. 2009 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Nadal 7–6(7–2), 6–2 2:03 2/3 4 13
18. 2009 Madrid Open Masters Clay Semifinals Nadal 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(11–9) 4:03 3/3 4 14
19. 2009 Cincinnati Masters Masters Hard Semifinals Djokovic 6–1, 6–4 1:32 2/3 5 14
20. 2009 Paris Masters Masters Hard (i) Semifinals Djokovic 6–2, 6–3 1:17 2/3 6 14
21. 2009 ATP World Tour Finals Tour Finals Hard (i) Round Robin Djokovic 7–6(7–5), 6–3 1:58 2/3 7 14
22. 2010 US Open Major Hard Final Nadal 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2 3:43 4/5 7 15
23. 2010 ATP World Tour Finals Tour Finals Hard (i) Round Robin Nadal 7–5, 6–2 1:52 2/3 7 16
24. 2011 Indian Wells Masters Masters Hard Final Djokovic 4–6, 6–3, 6–2 2:25 3/3 8 16
25. 2011 Miami Open Masters Hard Final Djokovic 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 3:21 3/3 9 16
26. 2011 Madrid Open Masters Clay Final Djokovic 7–5, 6–4 2:17 2/3 10 16
27. 2011 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Djokovic 6–4, 6–4 2:12 2/3 11 16
28. 2011 Wimbledon Major Grass Final Djokovic 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3 2:28 4/5 12 16
29. 2011 US Open Major Hard Final Djokovic 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1 4:10 4/5 13 16
30. 2012 Australian Open Major Hard Final Djokovic 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5 5:53 5/5 14 16
31. 2012 Monte-Carlo Masters Masters Clay Final Nadal 6–3, 6–1 1:18 2/3 14 17
32. 2012 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Nadal 7–5, 6–3 2:20 2/3 14 18
33. 2012 French Open Major Clay Final Nadal 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 3:49 4/5 14 19
34. 2013 Monte-Carlo Masters Masters Clay Final Djokovic 6–2, 7–6(7–1) 1:52 2/3 15 19
35. 2013 French Open Major Clay Semifinals Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 9–7 4:37 5/5 15 20
36. 2013 Canadian Open Masters Hard Semifinals Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2) 2:28 3/3 15 21
37. 2013 US Open Major Hard Final Nadal 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1 3:21 4/5 15 22
38. 2013 China Open 500 Hard Final Djokovic 6–3, 6–4 1:27 2/3 16 22
39. 2013 ATP World Tour Finals Tour Finals Hard (i) Final Djokovic 6–3, 6–4 1:36 2/3 17 22
40. 2014 Miami Open Masters Hard Final Djokovic 6–3, 6–3 1:23 2/3 18 22
41. 2014 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Djokovic 4–6, 6–3, 6–3 2:19 3/3 19 22
42. 2014 French Open Major Clay Final Nadal 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4 3:31 4/5 19 23
43. 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters Masters Clay Semifinals Djokovic 6–3, 6–3 1:37 2/3 20 23
44. 2015 French Open Major Clay Quarterfinals Djokovic 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 2:27 3/5 21 23
45. 2015 China Open 500 Hard Final Djokovic 6–2, 6–2 1:30 2/3 22 23
46. 2015 ATP World Tour Finals Tour Finals Hard (i) Semifinals Djokovic 6–3, 6–3 1:19 2/3 23 23
47. 2016 Qatar Open 250 Hard Final Djokovic 6–1, 6–2 1:13 2/3 24 23
48. 2016 Indian Wells Masters Masters Hard Semifinals Djokovic 7–6(7–5), 6–2 1:58 2/3 25 23
49. 2016 Italian Open Masters Clay Quarterfinals Djokovic 7–5, 7–6(7–4) 2:25 2/3 26 23
50. 2017 Madrid Open Masters Clay Semifinals Nadal 6–2, 6–4 1:39 2/3 26 24
51. 2018 Italian Open Masters Clay Semifinals Nadal 7–6(7–4), 6–3 1:56 2/3 26 25
52. 2018 Wimbledon Major Grass Semifinals Djokovic 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 3–6, 10–8 5:15 5/5 27 25
53. 2019 Australian Open Major Hard Final Djokovic 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 2:04 3/5 28 25
54. 2019 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Nadal 6–0, 4–6, 6–1 2:29 3/3 28 26
55. 2020 ATP Cup Team Hard Team Final Djokovic 6–2, 7–6(7–4) 1:55 2/3 29 26
56. 2020 French Open Major Clay Final Nadal 6–0, 6–2, 7–5 2:41 3/5 29 27
57. 2021 Italian Open Masters Clay Final Nadal 7–5, 1–6, 6–3 2:49 3/3 29 28
58. 2021 French Open Major Clay Semifinals Djokovic 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–2 4:11 4/5 30 28
59. 2022 French Open Major Clay Quarterfinals Nadal 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4) 4:12 4/5 30 29

DoublesEdit

Djokovic–Nadal (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Series Surface Round Winner Score Opponents Djokovic Nadal
1. 2009 Canadian Open Masters Hard Last 32 Nadal/Roig 7–5, 6–4 Djokovic/Vemić 0 1
2. 2015 Qatar Open 250 Hard Semifinals Nadal/Mónaco 7–6(7–3), 6–1 Djokovic/Krajinović 0 2

As a pair (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Series Surface Round Pair Score Opponents Wins Losses
1. 2010 Canadian Open Masters Hard Last 32 Djokovic/Nadal 7–5, 3–6, [8–10] Pospisil/Raonic 0 1

Exhibition matchesEdit

In Bogotá on March 21, 2011, Nadal beat Djokovic in their first exhibition match and the highest caliber match ever played in Colombia.[75] A second exhibition, with proceeds to benefit a foundation run by Nadal and the football team Real Madrid, was scheduled for July 14, 2012 in Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium,[76] but cancelled because of injury to Nadal.[77]

Djokovic—Nadal (3–3)
No. Year Tournament Surface Round Winner Score Djokovic Nadal
1. 2011   Bogotá Hard (i) Exhibition Nadal 7–6(7–5), 6–3 0 1
2. 2013   Santiago Hard (i) Exhibition Djokovic 7–6(7–3), 6–4[78][79] 1 1
3. 2013   Buenos Aires Hard Exhibition Nadal 6–4, 7–5[80] 1 2
4. 2015   Bangkok Hard (i) Exhibition Djokovic 6–4, 6–2 2 2
5. 2016   Milan Hard (i) Exhibition Djokovic 6–4, 6–4 3 2
6. 2019   Nur-Sultan Hard (i) Exhibition Nadal 6–3, 3–6, (11–9)[81] 3 3

Djokovic–Nadal eraEdit

Combined singles performance timeline (best result)Edit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3RN 4RN 1RD QFN WD WN QFND WD WD WD FN WD WD FN QFN WD WD WD WN 11 / 19
French Open A A WN WN WN WN 4RN WN WN WN WN WN FD WD WN WN WN WN WD WN 16 / 18
Wimbledon 3RN A 3RD FN FN WN QFD WN WD SFD FD WD WD 3RD QFD WD WD NH1 WD WD 9 / 18
US Open 2RN 2RN 3RND QFN FD SFND SFND WN WD FD WN SFD WD FD WN WD WN 4RD FD 4RN 7 / 20
Year-end championships
ATP Finals DNQ A SF SF WD RR F RR WD WD WD WD F RR F RR SF SF 5 / 16
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A 3R A SF WN WD WN SF WD SF WN WD WD WD 4R 2R SF NH1 A F 8 / 16
Miami A 4R F 2R WD F F SF WD WD 4R WD WD WD F 2R 4R A A 6 / 16
Monte Carlo 3R A WN WN WN WN WN WN WN WN WD SF WD WN WN WN SF QF 2R 13 / 18
Madrid1 3R A A 2R F WN F WN WD QF WN WN F WD WN QF WD QF SF 8 / 17
Rome A A WN WN WN WD WN WN WD WN WN WD WD F F WN WN WD WN WD 16 / 18
Canada A 1R WN 3R WD WN QF SF WD WD WN 3R F WD 3R WN WN NH1 A A 9 / 16
Cincinnati A 1R 1R QF 2R F F QF F F WN 3R F 3R QF WD SF WD A 2R 3 / 18
Shanghai2 1R 2R WN QF SF SF F SF 3R WD WD SF WD SF F WD QF NH1 5 / 17
Paris Q1 A 3R 2R F QF WD 3R QF 2R WD WD WD QF QF F WD SF WD 6 / 17

1 Tournament cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2005   Marat Safin   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Roger Federer
2006   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Roger Federer
2007   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Roger Federer
2008   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer
2009   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Roger Federer   Juan Martín del Potro
2010   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal   Rafael Nadal   Rafael Nadal
2011   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic
2012   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Andy Murray
2013   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal   Andy Murray   Rafael Nadal
2014   Stan Wawrinka   Rafael Nadal   Novak Djokovic   Marin Čilić
2015   Novak Djokovic   Stan Wawrinka   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic
2016   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic   Andy Murray   Stan Wawrinka
2017   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal
2018   Roger Federer   Rafael Nadal   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic
2019   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal
2020   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal Tournament cancelled   Dominic Thiem
2021   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic   Novak Djokovic   Daniil Medvedev
2022   Rafael Nadal   Rafael Nadal   Novak Djokovic   Carlos Alcaraz

^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Wimbledon Championships of the tournament was cancelled.

ATP No. 1 eraEdit

Player Start date End date Weeks Total
  Rafael Nadal August 18, 2008 July 5, 2009 46 46
  Roger Federer (2) July 6, 2009 June 6, 2010 48 285
  Rafael Nadal (2) June 7, 2010 July 3, 2011 56 102
  Novak Djokovic July 4, 2011 July 8, 2012 53 53
  Roger Federer (3) July 9, 2012 November 4, 2012 17 302
  Novak Djokovic (2) November 5, 2012 October 6, 2013 48 101
  Rafael Nadal (3) October 7, 2013 July 6, 2014 39 141
  Novak Djokovic (3) July 7, 2014 November 6, 2016 122 223
  Andy Murray November 7, 2016 August 20, 2017 41 41
  Rafael Nadal (4) August 21, 2017 February 18, 2018 26 167
  Roger Federer (4) February 19, 2018 April 1, 2018 6 308
  Rafael Nadal (5) April 2, 2018 May 13, 2018 6 173
  Roger Federer (5) May 14, 2018 May 20, 2018 1 309
  Rafael Nadal (6) May 21, 2018 June 17, 2018 4 177
  Roger Federer (6) June 18, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 310
  Rafael Nadal (7) June 25, 2018 November 4, 2018 19 196
  Novak Djokovic (4) November 5, 2018 November 3, 2019 52 275
  Rafael Nadal (8) November 4, 2019 February 2, 2020 13 209
  Novak Djokovic (5) 3 February 2020 23 March 2020 7 282
ATP ranking was frozen
23 March 2020 23 August 2020 22 22
  Novak Djokovic (5) 24 August 2020 27 February 2022 79 361
  Daniil Medvedev 28 February 2022 20 March 2022 3 3
  Novak Djokovic (6) 21 March 2022 12 June 2022 12 373 

 Represents ATP rankings record.

Significant achievementsEdit

  • Only two male players in the Open Era to play 59 matches against one another.
  • Only two male players in the Open Era to play 28 finals.
  • Only two male players to win 59+ Big Titles.
  • Only two male players to win 21+ Grand Slam titles.
  • Only two male players to win 36+ Masters titles.
  • Only two male players to complete multiple Career Grand Slams across three different surfaces.
  • Only two male players to achieve a Surface Slam.
  • Most Grand Slam tournament meetings – 18
  • Most Grand Slam tournament finals – 9 (tied with Federer–Nadal).
  • Only two players to have played each other 29 times in ATP Masters tournaments.
  • Only two players to have played each other 10 times in a single tournament (French Open).
  • Longest titles streak at one Masters tournament (Rome) with 11 consecutive titles, 20052015, Nadal 7 titles, Djokovic 4 titles.
  • Longest finals streak at one Masters tournament (Rome) with 18 consecutive finals, 20052022.
  • Only two players to hold all 9 ATP Masters titles at once between them (2013 Monte-Carlo to 2014 Miami), Djokovic 5 titles, Nadal 4 titles.
  • Longest Grand Slam final ever played (2012 Australian Open) at 5 hours and 53 minutes
  • Longest three-set match of the Open Era with tie-break in deciding set (at the 2009 Madrid Masters)
  • Only male pair to have met in four consecutive Grand Slam finals (2011 Wimbledon2012 French Open).
  • First male pair to have met in each of the four Grand Slam finals (since matched by Djokovic and Murray).
  • Most consecutive seasons in the Open Era playing a Grand Slam final (5), from 2010 to 2014.
  • Doubles team made up of singles No. 1 and No. 2. (shared with Connors and Ashe)
  • Djokovic and Nadal hold the all-time record of titles in their respective favoured Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal's at the French Open and Djokovic at the Australian Open. Neither player has lost a final in those respective events.
  • First pair to win Grand Slams in three different decades: Nadal ('00s–6, '10s–13, '20s–3), Djokovic ('00s–1, '10s–15, '20s–5).
  • Oldest pair in the Open Era to play the French Open final (in 2020), with Nadal aged 34 and Djokovic aged 33 to put them at a combined age of 67.

Performance timeline comparisonEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
  • Bold indicates players met during the tournament.

2005–2010Edit

Player 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA
  Novak Djokovic 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 4R 3R 4R SF SF F W SF 2R SF QF 3R QF SF QF QF SF F
  Rafael Nadal 4R W 2R 3R A W F QF QF W F 4R SF W W SF W 4R A SF QF W W W

2011–2016Edit

Player 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA
  Novak Djokovic W SF W W W F SF F W SF F F QF F W SF W F W W W W 3R F
  Rafael Nadal QF W F F F W 2R A A W 1R W F W 4R A QF QF 2R 3R 1R 3R A 4R

2017–presentEdit

Player 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS WIM USA FRA AUS FRA WIM USA AUS FRA WIM USA
  Novak Djokovic 2R QF QF A 4R QF W W W SF W 4R W NH 4R F W W W F A QF W A
  Rafael Nadal F W 4R W QF W SF SF F W SF W QF NH A W QF SF A A W W SF 4R

ATP rankingsEdit

Year-end ranking timelineEdit

Player 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Novak Djokovic 679 186 78 16 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 12 1 2 1 1
  Rafael Nadal 811 200 49 51 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 3 5 9 1 2 1 2 6

Career evolutionEdit

  • updated Monday, 8 August 2022
Age (end of season) 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
  Djokovic's season 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
  Nadal's season 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Grand Slam titles Djokovic 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 5 6 7 10 12 12 14 16 17 20 (21)
Nadal 0 1 2 3 5 6 9 10 11 13 14 14 14 16 17 19 20 20 (22)
Grand Slam finals Djokovic 0 0 1 2 2 3 6 9 12 14 18 21 21 23 25 27 31 (32)
Nadal 0 1 3 5 7 8 11 14 16 18 20 20 20 23 24 27 28 28 (30)
Grand Slam match wins Djokovic 5 14 33 51 66 85 110 134 158 180 207 228 237 258 280 296 323 (334)
Nadal 6 19 36 56 80 95 120 143 157 171 187 198 203 226 247 271 282 291 (310)
ATP Finals titles Djokovic 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 (5)
Nadal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0)
ATP Masters titles Djokovic 0 0 2 4 5 5 10 13 16 20 26 30 30 32 34 36 37 (38)
Nadal 0 4 6 9 12 15 18 19 21 26 27 27 28 30 33 35 35 36 (36)
Total titles Djokovic 0 2 7 11 16 18 28 34 41 48 59 66 68 72 77 81 86 (89)
Nadal 1 12 17 23 31 36 43 46 50 60 64 67 69 75 80 84 86 88 (92)
Total match wins Djokovic 13 53 121 185 263 324 394 469 543 604 686 751 783 836 893 934 989 (1017)
Nadal 45 124 183 253 335 401 472 541 583 658 706 767 806 873 919 977 1004 1028 (1063)
Ranking Djokovic 78 16 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 12 1 2 1 1 (6)
Nadal 51 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 3 5 9 1 2 1 2 6 (3)
Weeks at No. 1 Djokovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 62 101 127 179 223 223 232 275 301 353 (373)
Nadal 0 0 0 0 19 46 76 102 102 115 141 141 141 160 196 205 209 209 (209)

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