Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic Head to Head


Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, both big men are considered the goat of tennis. The Rivalry between Nadal and Djokovic 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 on 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 Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7). Both have equal scores on grass (2–2).

From Wimbledon 2011 to Roland Garros 2012, they competed against each other in four consecutive major finals, becoming them the only male partnership in Open Era history to do so.

Some of their matchups, like the 2009 Madrid Masters semifinal, the 2012 Australian Open final, and the 2021 French Open semifinal, are considered classics and among the best matches in history. The 2012 Australian Open stands as the best and most extraordinary match of all time where the Serbian took the title with a score of 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5.

Nadal vs Djokovic stats

FactorRafael NadalDjokovic Stats
Birth DateJune 03, 1986,May 22, 1987,
Weight85 Kg77kg
Turned Pro20012003
Years on Tour2119
ATP Ranking37
YTD W/L35-323-5
Career W/L1063-2121012-204
YTD Titles42
Career Titles9288
Career Prize Money$131,338,131$158,996,253

Nadal vs Djokovic Head to Head: Singles

2022Roland GarrosOutdoor Clay Rafael Nadal6-2,4-6,6-2,7-6
2021Roland GarrosOutdoor Clay Novak Djokovic3-6,6-3,7-6,6-2
2021ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor Clay Rafael Nadal7-5,1-6,6-3
2020Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-0,6-2,7-5
2020ATP CupOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6–2, 7–6
2019ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-0,4-6,6-1
2019Australian OpenOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-2,6-3
2018WimbledonOutdoor GrassNovak Djokovic6-4,3-6,7-6,3-6,10-8
2018ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal7-6,6-3
2017ATP Masters 1000 MadridOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-2,6-4
2016ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic7-5,7-6
2016ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic7-6,6-2
2016DohaOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-1,6-2
2015ATP FinalsIndoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-3
2015BeijingOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-2,6-2
2015Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic7-5,6-3,6-1
2015ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic6-3,6-3
2014Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal3-6,7-5,6-2,6-4
2014ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic4-6,6-3,6-3
2014ATP Masters 1000 MiamiOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-3
2013ATP FinalsIndoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-4
2013Beijing OpenOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-4
2013US OpenOutdoor HardRafael Nadal6-2,3-6,6-4,6-1
2013ATP Masters 1000 CanadaOutdoor HardRafael Nadal6-4,3-6,7-6
2013Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-4,3-6,6-1,6-7,9-7
2013ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic6-2,7-6
2012Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-4,6-3,2-6,7-5
2012ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal7-5,6-3
2012ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-3,6-1
2012Australian OpenOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic5-7,6-4,6-2,6-7,7-5
2011US OpenOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-2,6-4,6-7,6-1
2011WimbledonOutdoor GrassNovak Djokovic6-4,6-1,1-6,6-3
2011ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic6-4,6-4
2011ATP Masters 1000 MadridOutdoor ClayNovak Djokovic7-5,6-4
2011ATP Masters 1000 MiamiOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic4-6,6-3,7-6
2011ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic4-6,6-3,6-2
2010ATP FinalsIndoor HardRafael Nadal7-5,6-2
2010US OpenOutdoor HardRafael Nadal6-4,5-7,6-4,6-2
2009ATP FinalsIndoor HardNovak Djokovic7-6,6-3
2009ATP Masters 1000 ParisIndoor HardNovak Djokovic
2009ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-1,6-4
2009ATP Masters 1000 MadridOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal3-6,7-6,7-6
2009ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal7-6,6-2
2009ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-3,2-6,6-1
2009ESP vs. SRB WG 1st RDOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-4,6-4,6-1
2008Beijing OlympicsOutdoor HardRafael Nadal6-4,1-6,6-4
2008ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-1,7-5
2008London / Queen's ClubOutdoor GrassRafael Nadal7-6,7-5
2008Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-4,6-2,7-6
2008ATP Masters 1000 HamburgOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal7-5,2-6,6-2
2008ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-2
2007Tennis Masters CupIndoor HardRafael Nadal6-4,6-4
2007ATP Masters 1000 CanadaOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic7-5,6-3
2007WimbledonOutdoor GrassRafael Nadal3-6,6-1,4-1
2007Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal7-5,6-4,6-2
2007ATP Masters 1000 RomeOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-2,6-3
2007ATP Masters 1000 MiamiOutdoor HardNovak Djokovic6-3,6-4
2007ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsOutdoor HardRafael Nadal6-2,7-5
2006Roland GarrosOutdoor ClayRafael Nadal6-4,6-4

Nadal vs Djokovic Head to Head: Doubles

2009Canadian OpenHardNadal/Roig7–5, 6–4Djokovic/Vemić
2015Qatar OpenHardNadal/Mónaco7–6(7–3), 6–1Djokovic/Krajinović

Nadal & Djokovic: As a Pair

2010Canadian OpenHardDjokovic/Nadal7–5, 3–6, [8–10]Pospisil/Raonic

Player FAQs

What is Djokovic’s record over Nadal?

The big men considered to be the greatest of all time have faced each other 59 times. Djokovic has seen a total career victory with 30 titles, while on the other hand Nadal with 29 titles.

How many times did Nadal beat Djokovic?

The Spanish defeated the Serbian in 7 Masters and 5 Grand Slam finals

What did Djokovic say about Nadal in the French Open Quarter-final 2022?

Nadal defeated Djokovic in the 2022 Frech Open quarterfinals with a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. After the defeat Djokovic verbalized “ Lost to a better player, I know I could have played better. I'm proud of fighting and staying till the last shot”.