Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer - Epic Tennis Rivalries

At the age of 20, he disrupted Roger Federer's and Rafael Nadal's streak of 11 consecutive majors to win his first Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)

Novak Djokovic is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has been ranked world No. 1 for a record total 367 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 a record seven times. He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record nine Australian Open titles. Overall, he has won 86 ATP singles titles, including a record 37 Masters events. Djokovic is the first man in the Open Era to achieve a double career Grand Slam. He is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters on the ATP Tour, which he has done twice.

At the age of 20, he disrupted Roger Federer’s and Rafael Nadal’s streak of 11 consecutive majors to win his first Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open. By 2010, Djokovic also separated himself from the rest of men’s tennis to join Federer and Nadal in the Big Three. In 2011, Djokovic was ranked No. 1 for the first time, winning three out of four majors and a then-season record of five Masters events. He remained the best player in men’s tennis for the rest of the decade. 

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In 2015, he won three majors and a season-record of six Masters events as well as the ATP Finals. The following year, he won the 2016 French Open to complete the first and only non-calendar year Grand Slam in the Open Era and his first career Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal

The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry 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.

This rivalry has been by far won by Djokovic. The two have faced off 58 times; Djokovic has won 30 of them, with Nadal emerging on top in the other 28.

Total MatchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Nadal
583028

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

This was a rivalry that has come up quite a few times in the past few years. Initially, Federer dominated the rivalry, leading 13–6 by the end of 2010. Later, Djokovic has been in control of the rivalry, leading 21–10 since 2011.

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It is also a rivalry Djokovic has an upper hand in. The two have faced off 51 times; Djokovic has won 27 of them, Federer has won the remaining 23. 

Total MatchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Federer
512723

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray

These two have also faced off on a number of occasions in the past; however, it is again Djokovic who has dominated this rivalry.

Of their 36 matches, Djokovic has won 25 whereas Murray has won the remaining 11.

Total MatchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Murray
362511

Novak Djokovic vs Tomas Berdych

Another rivalry between two stars in the world of tennis. However, this one is more one-sided in nature. 

They have faced off 28 times, with Djokovic winning 25 of those matches and Berdych only claiming 3. 

Total MatchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Berdych
28253

Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka

This is another one-sided rivalry on this list. The two have faced off 28 times, with Wawrinka coming out on top 6 times till date.

Total MatchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Wawrinka
25196



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