Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: French Open 2022 | Match Preview | H2H Prediction | Time

The most awaited clash of the year at the French Open 2022, Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic is set to take place on Tuesday evening on the Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Match Date & Time

Date: 31 May 2022 (1 June 2022 in India)

Match timing: 7.45 pm UK Time / 2.45 pm ET / 12.15 am IST

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: French Open Preview

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has had dominant straight-set victories since the beginning of his quest for the French Open championship. 

Defeating Yoshitohito Nishioka, Alex Molcan, Aljaz Bedene and Diego Schwartzman on his way to the finals, Djokovic has booked his spot in the quarter-finals. 

Since his victory at the Italian Open, the Serb’s performance looks to be in total command and is yet to drop a set at the tournament.

"Of course, we know each other well. We have a lot of history together," Nadal said of Djokovic. "I am going to be focused, I will try my best. I don't know what will happen but I will fight until the end."

Rafael Nadal on the other hand had to battle against Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round in a blockbuster five-setter. Nadal’s match on Sunday saw a number of unforced errors in the first set. Although his Canadian opponent won the fourth set, Nadal dug deep to prevail in the fifth set to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: French Open Over the Years

 The World No.1 and the King of Clay are set to clash at the quarter-final for the 59th time since their first meeting in 2006. 

A look at the pair’s meetings at the Roland Garros ahead of their 10th meeting.

YearRound Result

6-4, 6-4, rtd

Nadal bt Djokovic


7-5, 6-4, 6-2

Nadal bt Djokovic


6-4, 6-2, 7-6

Nadal bt Djokovic


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

Nadal  b t Djokovic


6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7

Nadal bt Djokovic


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

Nadal bt Djokovic

2015 Quarter-Finals

7-5, 6-3, 6-1

Djokovic bt Nadal


6-0, 6-2, 7-5

Nadal bt Djokovic


3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2

Djokovic bt Nadal

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Match Prediction

Novak Djokovic leads the head-to-head against Rafael Nadal 30-28. 

Nadal leads the French Open scoreboard 7-2. The World No.1 won their last match at the semi-finals of the 2021 Roland Garros.

Both the players head into the quarter-finals looking super confident. Djokovic’s movement with his exceptionally well-placed groundstrokes, don’t leave space for any weaknesses. 

Nadal as always has been the favourite to win in Paris. Breezing past his opponents the only difficult test was against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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