HomeEvergreenNovak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Head To Head of all time

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Head To Head of all time

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 to be one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history, often resulting in some incredible matches. Many 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 has the most encounters in the Open Era, and the number of classic matches it has produced that are unrivalled by any other. Both play a similar style of tennis but have differences that make their matches competitive and unique. On that note, let’s take a look at Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal career head to head. 

Grand Slam Head-to-Head

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Head to Head
Tournament DjokovicNadal
Australian Open92
Roland Garros213
US Open34
Total Count2021

ATP Masters

Djokovic holds the record for the most Masters titles with 37, while Nadal is second with 36.

Indian Wells Masters53
Miami Open60
Monte Carlo Masters211
Madrid Open/German Open35
Italian Open510
Canadian Open45
Cincinnati Masters21
Shanghai Masters/Madrid Open41
Paris Masters60
Total Count3736

Year-End Championship

Novak Djokovic won four ATP World Tour Finals in a row (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and has won five total, while Nadal has not won the event. Nadal has reached the final twice, in 2010 and 2013. 

ATP Finals 50

National Representation

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.

OlympicsBronze medal (2008)Gold medal (2008)
Davis Cup15
ATP Cup10

Head-to-head tallies

Rafa vs Nole

All matches: (58) Djokovic, 30–28All finals: (28) Djokovic, 15–13

Grand Slam matches: Nadal, 10–7

Clay courts: Nadal 19–8

Hard courts: Djokovic 20–7

Grass courts: Tied 2–2

That was the comprehensive Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal career head to head. Stay tuned to The SportsLite for more!

Akshat Joshi
Akshat Joshihttps://thesportslite.com/
Akshat has played professional Tennis under the All India Tennis Association and is a certified sports fanatic. He is also a law student devoted to fitness and movies, Tennis takes centre stage in Akshat's life. "Life is a sport, make it count" are the words he lives by.

Read More