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Djokovic vs Nadal: Head to head stats

Although the Serbian has dominated the tennis world for quite a long time, he has certainly failed against the king of clay. In the last six occasions against Nadal on a clay surface, Djokovic didn't manage to win a single game.

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Djokovic vs Nadal: Head to head stats

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, both big men are considered the goat of tennis.

The Djokovic vs Nadal rivalry is one of the best and the greatest remarkable rivalry in tennis history. It is listed as the third greatest rivalry in the 2000s decade by the ATP in 2009. The great men have faced each other on the court 59 times, which includes 27 times on hard courts, 28 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. The king of the clay, Rafael Nadal leads on clay surfaces (20–8), while Novak Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7). Both have equal scores on grass (2–2).

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Head-to-head records of Djokovic vs Nadal

Novak Djokovic Criteria Rafael Nadal
30 (50.8%) Wins 29 (49.2%)
Serbia Birth Place Spain
1 Ranking 305
Right Hand Plays Left Hand
Two-Handed Backhand Two-Hander
98 Career Titles 92
Djokovic vs Nadal

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Djokovic vs Nadal: Head to head stats

Novak Djokovic has the slightest of a slight edge over Rafa Nadal in terms of head to head records. He has a 50.8% win rate against Nadal's 49.2%. Although the Serbian has dominated the tennis world for quite a long time, he has certainly failed against the king of clay. In the last six occasions against Nadal on a clay surface, Djokovic didn't manage to win a single game. The Serbian last won against the king of clay on a clay surface back in 2016 in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters. Considering the fact that the upcoming French Open 2024 is on a clay surface, surely Rafael Nadal has the edge over no.1 Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic vs Nadal: The last six matches on Clay

Year Event Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score / Result
2022 French Open QF Clay Nadal Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
2021 Rome Masters Final Clay Nadal Djokovic 7-5; 1-6; 6-3
2020 French Open Final Clay Nadal Djokovic 6-0; 6-2; 7-5
2019 Rome Masters Final Clay Nadal Djokovic 6-0; 4-6; 6-1
2018 Rome Masters SF Clay Nadal Djokovic 7-6(4); 6-3
2017 Madrid Masters SF Clay Nadal Djokovic 6-2; 6-4
Nadal has dominated Djokovic when it comes to clay

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The stats are accurate as of 15th May 2024

Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal French Open Head To Head