Federer vs Djokovic Head to Head Record: All-Time | Grand Slams | Different Surfaces | ATP Masters
A landmark 50 matches have been played between the two iconic tennis legends with Novak Djokovic leading the head-to-head record 27-23 against Roger Federer.
The Swiss superstar symbolizes aggression and effortless shotmaking while the scintillating Serbian has impressed with his clutch tennis and strong returning skills.
Hence, Sportco compares the two modern-day greats by comparing their all-time Head to Head record on different surfaces and tournaments:
1) Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: Last 5 matches
2) Federer vs Djokovic: Head-to-Head Record in all 4 Grand Slams
3) Federer vs Djokovic: Head-to-Head Record in Finals
4) Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: H2H Record on Clay
5) Federer vs Djokovic: Head-to-Head Record on Hard courts
6) Head-to-Head Record in ATP Masters Tournaments
1) Last 5 Head-to-Head Matches: Novak Djokovic leads 4-1 against Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic has reigned on outdoor hardcourts with two wins against Roger Federer which includes a convincing 6-4 6-4 victory in the Cincinnati Open finals in 2018.
Novak did not begin well in the semifinals of the Australian Open 2020 and Federer was on the cusp of clinching the first set. However, niggles in his groin and legs hampered the Swiss’s movement and Djokovic took control winning the match in straight sets.
Federer and Djokovic went head-to-head in an epic 5-set final at the Wimbledon 2019. Roger Federer had two championship points at 8-7 (40-15) in the fifth set.
But, his serve deserted him and Djokovic held his nerves under pressure to take the decider 13-12. The Serb bagged his 5th Wimbledon title after a marathon of 4 hours and 57 minutes. It was Federer’s third Wimbledon final loss in a row to Djokovic after 2014 and 2015.
Djokovic had the last laugh in another terrific three-set win in the Paris Masters semifinals in 2018.
Federer’s only win in the last 5 meetings against Djokovic came in a round-robin match at the ATP Finals 2019. The indoor hardcourts perfectly suited his fast shotmaking as the Swiss routed Novak 6-4 6-3 in just 73 minutes.
Viewpoint: Federer and Djokovic are tied 1-1 in their Head-to-Head record on indoor hardcourts. However, Djokovic has put Federer to the sword on the grass and outdoor hard courts in their last 5 meetings.
2) Head-to-Head Record in All 4 Grand Slams: Novak Djokovic leads 11-6 against Roger Federer
Australian Open: Djokovic leads the head to head 4-1 against Federer
Roger Federer was at his peak in their first Australian Open meeting in 2007. The Swiss dispatched Djokovic 6-2 7-5 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals.
The greatest sportspersons work on their mistakes and come back strong. Novak did just that with a straightforward 7-5 6-3 7-6(5) in the semifinals in 2008.
The Serbian proved to be a tough nut to crack with another 3-set win against Federer in the semifinals at Melbourne Park in 2011.
Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer two more times in the semifinals in 2016 and 2020.
French Open: Federer and Djokovic share the honors with a 1-1 Head to Head record
Federer came through a close four-setter with a 7-6(5) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) victory in the semifinals of the 2011 French Open.
Djokovic’s world-class returns and efficiency in breakpoint conversion proved to be the difference as he dominated the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2012 with an easy 6-4 7-5 6-3 win.
Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic rules on the grass with a 3-1 Head to Head record against Federer
Federer drew first blood with a four-set victory in the semifinals in 2012. It was a perfect match for the Swiss.
It was another classic head-to-head encounter as Djokovic edged past Federer in a thrilling five-setter in the Wimbledon finals in 2014.
The Serb proved to be too good once again with a four-set win in the finals in 2015. Djokovic’s second serve was his big weapon (60% of points won and 51% of return points won than Federer (49% and 40% respectively).
It was a hat-trick of Wimbledon final wins for Djokovic against Federer as he won 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 6-4 13-12 in 2019 after an epic 297 minutes.
US Open: Federer and Djokovic share the spoils with a 3-3 Head to Head record
Djokovic was rapidly progressing on the circuit from 2007 to 2009 while Federer was in the form of his life.
The Swiss beat Novak 3 times in a row at the U.S Open which includes the finals in 2007 and the semifinals in 2008 and 2009.
Though being an underdog in 2010 against Roger Federer, Nole took out out the Swiss tennis star in another five-setter in the semifinals in 2010. Djokovic also ended Federer’s streak of 6 finals in a row in the US Open from 2004 to 2009.
The Serb made an unforgettable comeback in the U.S Open semifinals in 2011. Down two sets, he won the next 3 with a scoreline of 6-7(7) 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5.
Novak Djokovic proved to be Roger Federer’s nemesis again in New York with a tight four-set win in the finals in 2015.
3) Head to Head Record in Finals (All Tournaments): Novak Djokovic leads 14-6 against Roger Federer
2007 was the beginning of a riveting head-to-head rivalry between these two titans of tennis.
Djokovic overcame Federer 7-6(2) 2-6 7-6(2) in the finals of the Rogers Cup. Roger Federer returned the favor with a straight-set drubbing in the finals of the US Open in the same year.
The two legends split the honors in 2009. Federer routed Djokovic 6-1 7-5 in the Cincinnati Open finals. Djokovic stunned Roger in his backyard with a three-set victory in the Basel Open finals.
The Swiss retained his fortress in 2010 with a three-set win against Nole in the finals at Basel. Djokovic outlasted him 6-3 6-3 in the finals at the Dubai Open in the same season.
Federer proved to be too strong in Cincinnati again with an easy 6-0 7-6(7) victory in the finals in 2012. Novak edged past Roger 7-6(6) 7-5 in the ATP Finals the same year. Djokovic got 96 points (just 1 more) than Federer (95).
Novak Djokovic was unstoppable in 2014 and 2015 winning 8 out of the next head-to-head 10 finals against Roger Federer. The Swiss superstar managed to win the Dubai Open and the Cincinnati Open finals in 2015 (in straight sets each).
Djokovic kept up the momentum with two more wins in the Cincinnati Open in 2018 and the Wimbledon in 2019.
Viewpoint: Djokovic has had a clear advantage over Federer in the finals of most of the tournaments. Federer’s last win in a final against Djokovic came 6 years ago in Cincinnati in 2015.
4) Head to Head on Clay: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are locked 4-4 in their evenly-matched clay-court H2H record
Federer leads 3-0 in the ATP-1000 Monte Carlo Open against Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic has called the shots in Rome by reversing the head-to-head record 3-0 against Roger Federer. Djokovic and Federer are tied 1-1 in their clashes at the French Open.
Viewpoint: The slow conditions in Rome have suited Djokovic’s style of play and Federer’s fast shotmaking have not yielded rewards. The windy conditions in Monte Carlo have perfectly given dividends for Roger to flummox Novak. The winner will move forward with a 5-4 Head to Head if the two greats meet in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros 2021.
5) Head-to-Head Record on Hard Courts: Novak Djokovic sneaks ahead with a 21-18 margin against Roger Federer
Federer has excelled with his head-to-head record against Djokovic in tournaments like Cincinnati (3-1), Dubai (3-1), Shanghai (2-0), and the Davis Cup (1-0).
Djokovic has held forte in top tournaments like the Australian Open (4-1), ATP Finals (4-3), Indian Wells (3-0), Paris Masters (2-0), and Miami (1-0).
Federer and Djokovic are squared 3-3 in their Head-to-Head record in the US Open, 1-1 in the Basel Open, and 1-1 in the Rogers Cup, Canada.
Verdict: Djokovic has been strong in events held in Australia, France, North America, and the UK, while Federer has been good in tournaments conducted in China, the UAE, and Switzerland.
6) Head to Head in ATP Masters 1000 tournaments: Novak Djokovic marginally edges Roger Federer 11-9
Djokovic leads the head-to-head record (5-3) against Federer in American ATP-1000 tournaments, Rome Masters (3-0), and the Paris Masters (2-0).
Federer has upped the ante in Monte Carlo (3-0) and Shanghai (2-0). The two stars have divided the honors 1-1 in the Rogers Cup, Canada.
Roger Federer took control of his head-to-head rivalry from 2006 to 2010 with a 13-6 win-loss record against Novak Djokovic.
The Serbian star shined in the next 5 years with 16 victories and just 9 defeats. The 18-time grand slam champion continued to dominate from 2016 to 2020 with a 5-1 Head to Head record against Roger Federer.
Tennis will continue to thrive as long as these two legends continue to break new records in their quest to become the Greatest of All Time (GOAT).
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