Key statistics/forecast: Djokovic vs Nadal 51
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are slated to play their 51st match against each other later today in Rome. Here are the key statistics of their rivalry heading into that match.
Head to head
Overall: Djokovic leads 26-24, this includes 11 of their last 13 matches.
On clay: Nadal leads 15-7. Since Djokovic won his first match on clay against Nadal in 2011 their H2H on clay is 7-6 to Djokovic.
In Rome: 3-3. Of these 6 matches, 5 were straight set wins.
In Masters 1000s: Djokovic leads 16-10.
In Semifinals: Nadal leads 9-8.
In Masters 1000 semifinals: Nadal leads 6-4.
In Masters 1000 semifinals on clay: Nadal leads 3-1.
Nadal ranked world number 2: Nadal leads 14-10. Nadal was ranked world number 2 during their first 14 matches.
Nadal ranked higher than Djokovic: Nadal leads 17-15.
On clay w/ Nadal ranked higher than Djokovic: Nadal leads 10-3. Of these 3 wins for Djokovic, 2 were in Rome.
- This is their first meeting since the 2014 French Open final where Nadal is the higher ranked player of the two.
- This is the first "Big Four" meeting of the year. Since the earliest "Big Four" meeting in 2004 the earliest "Big Four" meeting of the year has never been later than Miami.
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