Visual History: Rafael Nadal edges Novak Djokovic in 59th chapter of storied rivalry with 2022 Roland Garros win

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Visual History: Rafael Nadal edges Novak Djokovic in 59th chapter of storied rivalry with 2022 Roland Garros win


Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have met an ATP record 59 times. This is a storied rivalry Rafa once led 14-4 before Novak made his move to move ahead. The two wrote their newest chapter in the 2022 Roland Garros quarterfinals, where Nadal avenged his previous year's defeat in four-setter finishing well after 1 a.m. Take a visual trip down memory lane of their past clashes.


2006 Roland Garros QF

Nadal: 6-4, 6-4 ret.

[Nadal leads 1-0]



2007 Indian Wells F

Nadal: 6-2, 7-5

[Nadal leads 2-0]


2007 Miami QF

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-4

[Nadal leads 2-1]


2007 Rome QF

Nadal: 6-2, 6-3

[Nadal leads 3-1]


2007 Roland Garros SF

Nadal: 7-5, 6-4, 6-2

[Nadal leads 4-1]


2007 Wimbledon SF

Nadal: 3-6, 6-1, 4-1 ret.

[Nadal leads 5-1]


2007 Montreal SF

Djokovic: 7-5, 6-3

[Nadal leads 5-2]


2007 Tennis Masters Cup RR

Nadal: 6-4, 6-4

[Nadal leads 6-2]


2008 Indian Wells SF

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-2

[Nadal leads 6-3]


2008 Hamburg SF

Nadal: 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

[Nadal leads 7-3]


2008 Roland Garros SF

Nadal: 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3)

[Nadal leads 8-3]


2008 London Queen’s F

Nadal: 7-6 (6), 7-5

[Nadal leads 9-3]


2008 Cincinnati SF

Djokovic: 6-1, 7-5

[Nadal leads 9-4]


2008 Beijing Olympics SF

Nadal: 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

[Nadal leads 10-4]


2009 Davis Cup WG R1

Nadal: 6-4, 6-4, 6-1

[Nadal leads 11-4]


2009 Monte Carlo F

Nadal: 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

[Nadal leads 12-4]


2009 Rome F

Nadal: 7-6 (2), 6-2

[Nadal leads 13-4]


2009 Madrid SF

Nadal: 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9) – saved 3 M.P.

[Nadal leads 14-4]


2009 Cincinnati SF

Djokovic: 6-1, 6-4

[Nadal leads 14-5]


2009 Paris SF

Djokovic: 6-2, 6-3

[Nadal leads 14-6]



2009 ATP Finals RR

Djokovic: 7-6 (5), 6-3

[Nadal leads 14-7]


2010 US Open F

Nadal: 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

[Nadal leads 15-7]


2010 ATP Finals RR

Nadal: 7-5, 6-2

[Nadal leads 16-7]


2011 Indian Wells F

Djokovic: 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

[Nadal leads 16-8]


2011 Miami F

Djokovic: 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

[Nadal leads 16-9]


2011 Madrid F

Djokovic: 7-5, 6-4

[Nadal leads 16-10]


2011 Rome F

Djokovic: 6-4, 6-4

[Nadal leads 16-11]


2011 Wimbledon F

Djokovic: 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

[Nadal leads 16-12]


2011 US Open F

Djokovic: 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1

[Nadal leads 16-13]


2012 Australian Open F

Djokovic: 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5

[Nadal leads 16-14]


2012 Monte Carlo F

Nadal: 6-3, 6-1

[Nadal leads 17-14]


2012 Rome F

Nadal: 7-5, 6-3

[Nadal leads 18-14]


2012 Roland Garros F

Nadal: 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

[Nadal leads 19-14]


2013 Monte Carlo F

Djokovic: 6-2, 7-6 (1)

[Nadal leads 19-15]


2013 Roland Garros SF

Nadal: 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 9-7

[Nadal leads 20-15]


2013 Montreal SF

Nadal: 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2)

[Nadal leads 21-15]


2013 US Open F

Nadal: 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

[Nadal leads 22-15]


2013 Beijing F

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-4

[Nadal leads 22-16]


2013 ATP Finals F

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-4

[Nadal leads 22-17]


2014 Miami F

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-3

[Nadal leads 22-18]


2014 Rome F

Djokovic: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

[Nadal leads 22-19]


2014 Roland Garros F

Nadal: 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

[Nadal leads 23-19]


2015 Monte Carlo SF

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-3

[Nadal leads 23-20]


2015 Roland Garros QF

Djokovic: 7-5, 6-3, 6-1

[Nadal leads 23-21]


2015 Beijing F

Djokovic: 6-2, 6-2

[Nadal leads 23-22]


2015 ATP Finals SF

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-3

[Tied at 23-23]


2016 Doha F

Djokovic: 6-1, 6-2

[Djokovic leads 24-23]


2016 Indian Wells SF

Djokovic: 7-6 (5), 6-2

[Djokovic leads 25-23]


2016 Rome QF

Djokovic: 7-5, 7-6 (4)

[Djokovic leads 26-23]


2017 Madrid SF

Nadal: 6-2, 6-4

[Djokovic leads 26-24]


2018 Rome SF

Nadal: 7-6 (4), 6-3

[Djokovic leads 26-25]


2018 Wimbledon SF

Djokovic: 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8

[Djokovic leads 27-25]


2019 Australian Open F

Djokovic: 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

[Djokovic leads 28-25]


2019 Rome F

Nadal: 6-0, 4-6, 6-1

[Djokovic leads 28-26]


2020 ATP Cup F

Djokovic: 6-2, 7-6 (4)

[Djokovic leads 29-26]


2020 Roland Garros F

Nadal: 6-0, 6-2, 7-5

[Djokovic leads 29-27]


2021 Rome F

Nadal: 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

[Djokovic leads 29-28]







2021 Roland Garros SF

Djokovic: 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2

[Djokovic leads 30-28]


2022 Roland Garros QF

Nadal: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4)

[Djokovic leads 30-29]