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Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Head-to-head record as giants renew epic rivalry | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal renew their 16-year-old epic rivalry as the tennis giants conflict on the French Open on Tuesday with a semi-final spot at stake. The much-awaited sport will see each males taking part in within the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the sixteenth time. Nadal, who is sort of 36, flaunts a superb record in Paris with 109 wins and simply three losses within the French capital. The Spaniard was taken to 5 units for less than the third time in his match historical past by younger Felix Auger-Aliassime within the fourth spherical.

Overall, Djokovic leads Nadal 30-28 since their first career meeting on the 2006 French Open. Nadal has a 19-8 edge on clay and has received seven of the pair’s 9 conferences in Paris. Djokovic, nevertheless, was victorious within the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2021 on his approach to a second title. 

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Post the defeat, Nadal skipped Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open, after which claimed the Australian Open crown to register a record-setting twenty first Grand Slam title, breaking a tie with Djokovic and Roger Federer.

In the lead-up to the thrilling conflict, Djokovic has reached the final eight with ease. The Serbian has received 22 units in a row, a run stretching again to his Italian Open triumph in Rome. Officials have confirmed that the pair’s 59th career meeting would be the late match beneath the lights of Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal and Djokovic have performed one match every after darkish.

“I don’t like to play on clay during the night, because the humidity is higher, the ball is slower, and there can be very heavy conditions especially when it’s cold,” stated Nadal.

As Nadal and Djokovic look to gentle up Paris as soon as once more, let’s take a look at head-to-head numbers –

The two have confronted one another 58 occasions, greater than some other participant. Djokovic leads their head-to-head 30 wins to twenty-eight. The Serbian has additionally received essentially the most finals: 15 to 13 for the Spaniard. But Nadal has received essentially the most of their 17 Grand Slam conferences. He has trumped the opponent 10 occasions and lost on seven events.

Out of 58 conferences between Djokovic and Nadal, 27 had been performed on onerous courts, 27 on clay, and 4 on grass. Both tennis giants have met within the finals of all 4 Grand Slam tournaments. On clay, Djokovic is the participant who most challenged the Spaniard. He is is the one participant to have overwhelmed the Spaniard in 4 clay-court finals and the one energetic participant to have overwhelmed him at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal has received 91 ATP titles in his career, 4 greater than Novak Djokovic (20).

Nadal’s 91 ATP titles are damaged down as follows:

Grand Slam: 21

Masters : 0

Masters 1000: 36

ATP 500: 23

ATP 250: 10

Djokovic’s 87 ATP titles are damaged down as follows:

Grand Slam: 20

Masters: 5

Masters 1000: 38

ATP 500: 14

ATP 250: 10

They arrived in Paris with contrasting build-ups to the claycourt main. While Djokovic seemed in high kind throughout his Rome triumph, Nadal was troubled by a power foot drawback and lost within the Madrid quarter-finals earlier than a third-round exit in Rome. 

Djokovic beat the Spaniard within the semi-finals final year earlier than he defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas to raise the trophy in Paris for the second time.


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