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What is Federer’s head-to-head with Nadal and Djokovic and in which tournaments have they never met?

The retiring Roger Federer faced Rafael Nadal 40 times and Novak Djokovic 50 times during his career in epic matches that are part of tennis history.

Update:
Federer's head-to-head with Nadal and Djokovic

Roger Federer’s retirement after the 2022 Laver Cup brings the curtain down on the era of the Big Three made up of the Swiss, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. A three-way rivalry (that Andy Murray is also part of as one of the Big Four) that is already part of the history of the sport and that has elevated tennis to a new dimension in the 21st century.

What is Federer’s head-to-head with Nadal?

Federer and Nadal have faced each other 40 times on the ATP Tour and in Grand Slams, with the balance of victories favorable to the Spaniard, who has 24 wins to the Swiss’ 16. Below we review the 40 matches that they have played, including the 2008 Wimbledon final, considered by many to be the greatest match in the history of the sport.

Game NumberTournamentWinnerFinal score
1Miami Masters 2004 (Third round)Nadal6-3, 6-3
2Miami Masters 2005 (Finals)Federer2-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 , 6-1
3Roland Garros 2005 (Semifinals)Nadal6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4Dubai 2006 (Finals)Nadal2-6, 6-4, 6-4
5Montecarlo Masters 2006 (Finals)Nadal6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
6Rome Masters 2006 (Finals)Nadal6-7 (0), 7-6 (5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
7Roland Garros 2006 (Finals)Nadal1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
8Wimbledon 2006 (Finals)Federer6-0, 7-6 (5) 6-7 (2), 6-3
9Tennis Masters Cup 2006 (Semifinals)Federer6-4, 7-5
10Montecarlo Masters 2007 (Finals)Nadal6-4, 6-4
11Hamburg Masters 2007 (Finals)Federer2-6, 6-2, 6-0
12Roland Garros 2007 (Finals)Nadal6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
13Wimbledon 2007 (Finals)Federer7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2
14Tennis Masters Cup 2007 (Semifinals)Federer6-4, 6-1
15Montecarlo Masters 2008 (Finals)Nadal7-5, 7-5
16Hamburg Masters 2008 (Finals)Nadal7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3
17Roland Garros 2008 (Finals)Nadal6-1, 6-3, 6-0
18Wimbledon 2008 (Finals)Nadal6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7
19Australian Open 2009 (Finals)Nadal7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2
20Madrid Masters 2009 (Finals)Federer6-4, 6-4
21Madrid Masters 2010 (Finals)Nadal6-4, 7-6 (5)
22ATP Finals 2010 (Finals)Federer6-3, 3-6, 6-1
23Miami Masters 2011 (Semifinals)Nadal6-3, 6-2
24Madrid Masters 2011 (Semifinals)Nadal5-7, 6-1, 6-3
25Roland Garros 2011 (Finals)Nadal7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1
26ATP Finals 2011 (Group phase)Federer6-3, 6-0
27Australian Open 2012 (Semifinals)Nadal6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4
28Indian Wells Masters 2012 (Semifinals)Federer6-3, 6-4
29Indian Wells Masters 2013 (Quarterfinals)Nadal6-4, 6-2
30Rome Master 2013 (Finals)Nadal6-1, 6-3
31Cincinnati Masters 2013 (Quarterfinals)Nadal5-7, 6-4, 6-3
32ATP Finals 2013 (Semifinals)Nadal7-5, 6-3
33Australian Open 2014 (Semifinals)Nadal7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3
34Basilea 2015 (Finals)Federer6-3, 5-7, 6-3
35Australian Open 2017 (Finals)Federer6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
36Indian Wells Masters 2017 (Round of 16)Federer6-2, 6-3
37Miami Masters 2017 (Finals)Federer6-3, 6-4
38Shanghai Masters 2017 (Finals)Federer6-4, 6-3
39Roland Garros 2019 (Semifinals)Nadal6-3, 6-4, 6-2
40Wimbledon 2019 (Semifinals)Federer7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

What is Federer’s head-to-head with Djokovic?

Federer and Djokovic have met 50 times overall, the second-highest number of matchups in tennis history, surpassed only by the rivalry between Djokovic and Nadal (59 matches). Djokovic holds the edge in his head-to-head with Federer, winning 27 of his contests against Federer, while the Swiss has beaten the Serb 23 times. Below is a full list of meetings between the two, who have also given tennis fans unforgettable matches such as the 2019 Wimbledon final.

Game numberTournamentWinnerFinal score
1Montecarlo Masters 2006 (Second round)Federer6-3, 2-6, 6-3
2Switzerland vs Serbia, Davis Cup 2006Federer6-3, 6-2, 6-3
3Australian Open 2007 (Round of 16)Federer6-2, 7-5, 6-3
4Dubai 2007 (Quarterfinals)Federer6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3
5Canada Masters 2007 (Finals)Djokovic7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (2)
6US Open 2007 (Finals)Federer7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4
7Australian Open 2008 (Semifinals)Djokovic7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
8Montecarlo Masters 2008 (Semifinals)Federer6-3, 3-2, withdrawn
9US Open 2008 (Semifinals)Federer6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
10Miami Masters 2009 (Semifinals)Djokovic3-6, 6-2, 6-3
11Rome Masters 2009 (Semifinals)Djokovic4-6, 6-3, 6-3
12Cincinnati Masters 2009 (Finals)Federer6-1, 7-5
13US Open 2009 (Semifinals)Federer7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5
14Basilea 2009 (Finals)Djokovic6-4, 4-6, 6-2
15Canada Masters 2010 (Semifinals)Federer6-1, 3-6, 7-5
16US Open 2010 (Semifinals)Djokovic5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
17Shanghai Masters (Semifinals)Federer7-5, 6-4
18Basilea 2010 (Finals)Federer6-4, 3-6, 6-1
19ATP Finals 2010 (Semifinals)Federer6-1, 6-4
20Australian Open 2011 (Semifinals)Djokovic7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4
21Dubai 2011 (Finals)Djokovic6-3, 6-3
22Indian Wells Masters (Semifinals)Djokovic6-3, 3-6, 6-2
23Roland Garros 2011 (Semifinals)Federer7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
24US Open 2011 (Semifinals)Djokovic6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
25Rome Masters 2012 (Semifinals)Djokovic6-2, 7-6 (4)
26Roland Garros 2012 (Semifinals)Djokovic6-4, 7-5, 6-3
27Wimbledon 2012 (Semifinals)Federer6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
28Cincinnati Masters 2012 (Finals)Federer6-0, 7-6 (7)
29ATP Finals 2012 (Finals)Djokovic7-6 (6), 7-5
30París Masters 2013 (Semifinals)Djokovic4-6, 6-3, 6-2
31ATP Finals 2013 (Group phase)Djokovic6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2
32Dubai 2014 (Semifinals)Federer3-6, 6-3, 6-2
33Indian Wells Masters (Finals)Djokovic3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)
34Montecarlo Masters 2014 (Semifinales)Federer7-5, 6-2
35Wimbledon 2014 (Finals)Djokovic6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4
36Shanghai Masters 2014 (Semifinals)Federer6-4, 6-4
37Dubai 2015 (Finals)Federer6-3, 7-5
38Indian Wells Masters 2015 (Finals)Djokovic6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2
39Rome Masters 2015 (Finals)Djokovic6-4, 6-3
40Wimbledon 2015 (Finals)Djokovic7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3
41Cincinnati Masters 2015 (Finals)Federer7-6 (1), 6-3
42US Open 2015 (Finals)Djokovic6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
43ATP Finals 2015 (Group phase)Federer7-5, 6-2
44ATP Finals 2015 (Finals)Djokovic6-3, 6-4
45Australian Open 2016 (Semifinals)Djokovic6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
46Cincinnati Masters 2018 (Finals)Djokovic6-4, 6-4
47Paris Masters 2018 (Semifinal)Djokovic7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3)
48Wimbledon 2019 (Finals)Djokovic7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12
49ATP Finals 2019 (Group phase)Djokovic6-4, 6-3
50Australian Open 2020 (Semifinals)Djokovic7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3

In which tournaments have Federer, Nadal and Djokovic never met?

Despite Federer playing Nadal and Djokovic a total of 90 times, the Swiss has not played against the two in each and every one of the grandest tennis stages.

In the case of Nadal, Federer has never faced the Spaniard in singles at the Olympic Games or the Davis Cup, and they never played each other at the Paris Masters.

Meanwhile, Federer has faced Djokovic in the Davis Cup but has not done so at the Olympic Games.

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