Federer vs Djokovic Rivalry

In total, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played each other 50 times on the ATP tour, with Djokovic leading their head to head 27 – 23.

The first Federer vs Djokovic match was in the first round of the 2006 Monte-Carlo Masters, which Federer won in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 6-3).

Their last H2H match was in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open, with Djokovic winning in straight sets (7-6, 6-4, 6-3).

Federer vs Djokovic Rivalry

Federer vs Djokovic H2H Stats

Roger FederervsNovak Djokovic
1981Year born1987
1998 Year turned Pro2003
SwissNationalitySerbian
Right handedPlaysRight handed
One handed backhandBackhandTwo handed backhand
23Matches won27
46% (23/50)Winning Percentage54% (27/50)
18Matches won on a hard court20
4Matches won on clay4
1Matches won on grass3
6Matches won in Finals13
1Matches won in Grand Slam Finals4
3Matches won in Masters 1000 Finals5
3Matches won in ATP World Tour Finals3

Federer Vs Djokovic Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Federer and Djokovic played each other a total of 17 times in grand slam tournaments with Djokovic leading the grand slam head to head 11-6.

Federer and Djokovic played each other five times at the Australian Open, two times at the French Open, four times at Wimbledon, and six times at the US Open.

Out of the 17 matches they played in grand slam tournaments, five of the matches were in the final, 11 matches were in the semi-final and one match was in the 4th round.

The last Grand Slam match they played against each other was in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open with Djokovic winning the match in straight sets.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019WimbledonFinalDjokovic7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2016Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015US OpenFinalDjokovic6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015WimbledonFinalDjokovic7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFinalDjokovic6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSemi-FinalFederer6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2012French OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic6-4, 7-5, 6-3
2011US OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011French OpenSemi-FinalFederer7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2011Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic7-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010US OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2009US OpenSemi-FinalFederer7-6, 7-5, 7-5
2008US OpenSemi-FinalFederer6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic7-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US OpenFinalFederer7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007Australian OpenRound of 16Federer6-2, 7-5, 6-3

Djokovic vs Federer Head to Head By Court Surface

Head to Head on Grass

Federer and Djokovic have played each other four times on grass (all at Wimbledon) with Djokovic leading their head to head on grass 3-1.

Three out of the four matches they played on grass were in a Wimbledon final with the 2019 final widely regarded as one of the best Wimbledon finals ever.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2019WimbledonFinalDjokovic7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2015WimbledonFinalDjokovic7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFinalDjokovic6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSemi-FinalFederer6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Head to Head on Clay

Federer and Djokovic have played each other a total of eight times on clay courts with thier head to head tied at four wins each.

Their 2015 Rome Open match was the only one of their clay court matches that was in a final.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2015Rome OpenFinalDjokovic6-4, 6-3
2014Monte Carlo MastersSemi-FinalsFederer7-5, 6-2
2012French OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic6-4, 7-5, 6-3
2012Rome Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic6-2, 7-6
2011French OpenSemi-FinalsFederer7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2009Rome OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic4-6, 6-3, 6-3
2008Monte Carlo MastersSemi-FinalsFederer6-3, 3-2 (Djokovic retired)
2006Monte Carlo MastersRound of 64Federer6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Head to Head on Hard Courts

Federer and Djokovic played each other a total of 38 times on hard courts (indoor and outdoor) with Djokovic leading the head to head 20-18.

The 38 matches do not include a walkover Djokovic received when Federer was forced to pull out of the 2014 ATP Finals.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019ATP FinalsRound RobinFederer6-4, 6-3
2018Paris MastersSemi-FinalDjokovic7-6, 5-7, 7-6
2018Cincinnati OpenFinalDjokovic6-4, 6-4
2016Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015ATP FinalsRound RobinFederer7-5, 6-2
2015ATP FinalsFinalDjokovic6-3, 6-4
2015US OpenFinalDjokovic6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015Cincinnati OpenFinalFederer7-6, 6-3
2015BNP Paribas OpenFinalDjokovic6-3, 6-7, 6-2
2015ATP DubaiFinalFederer6-3, 7-5
2014Shanghai MastersSemi-FinalsFederer6-3, 6-4
2014BNP Paribas OpenFinalDjokovic3-6, 6-3, 7-6
2014ATP DubaiSemi-FinalsFederer3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2013ATP FinalsRound RobinDjokovic6-4, 6-7, 6-2
2013Paris MastersSemi-FinalsDjokovic4-6, 6-3, 6-2
2012ATP FinalsFinalDjokovic7-6, 7-5
2011US OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011BNP Paribas OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2011ATP DubaiFinal Djokovic6-3, 6-3
2011Australian OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic7-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010ATP FinalsSemi-FinalsFederer6-1, 6-4
2010ATP BaselFinalFederer6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2010Shanghai MastersSemi-FinalsFederer7-5, 6-4
2010US Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2010Canadian OpenSemi-FinalsFederer6-1, 3-6, 7-5
2009ATP BaselFinal Djokovic6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2009US OpenSemi-FinalsFederer7-6, 7-5, 7-5
2009Cincinnati OpenFinalFederer6-1, 7-5
2009Miami Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic3-6, 6-2, 6-3
2008US Open Semi-FinalsFederer6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic7-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US Open FinalFederer7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007Canadian Open FinalDjokovic7-6, 2-6, 7-6
2007DubaiQuater-FinalsFederer6-3, 6-7, 6-3
2007Australian OpenRound of 16Federer6-2, 7-5, 6-3
2006Davis CupDavis Cup matchFederer6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Federer vs Djokovic H2H by Year

Federer and Djokovic first played each other in 2006 and since then they have played each other a total of 50 times.

The last Djokovic vs Federer match on the ATP Tour was in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open.

YearMatches PlayedFederer WinsDjokovic WinsH2H
20062202-0
20074315-1
20083217-2
20095239-5
201054113-6
201151414-10
201252316-13
201320216-15
201453219-17
201583522-22
201610122-23
201700022-23
201820222-25
201921123-26
202010123-27
202100023-27
202200023-27

Below are match highlights from their last grand slam H2H match at the 2020 Australian Open.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Federer Djokovic Rivalry

How many times did Djokovic beat Federer?

Djokovic has beaten Federer a total of 27 times and he leads their head to head 27-23. They have played each other in five grand slam finals with Djokovic winning 4 out of 5 of the finals.

How many times did Djokovic beat Federer at Wimbledon?

Djokovic played Federer a total of four times at Wimbledon with Djokovic winning 3 out of the 4 matches. Djokovic’s only loss against Federer came in the 2012 Wimbledon Semi-Final.

When did Federer and Djokovic first play each other?

Federer and Djokovic first played each other in a round of 64 match at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2006. Federer won the match in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Did Federer and Djokovic ever play each other in the Davis Cup?

Yes, They played each other in a Switzerland vs Serbia Davis Cup match in 2006. Federer won the match in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

Who has won more Grand Slam titles?

Djokovic has won 21 grand slam singles titles and Roger Federer has won 20. They are both behind Rafael Nadal who has won a total of 22 Grand Slam Titles.

Who has won more Masters 1000 titles?

Novak Djokovic has won 38 Masters 1000 titles while Roger Federer won a total of 28.

Who has won more ATP career titles?

Federer has won 103 ATP career titles which is 15 more than Djokovic has won.

Is Federer or Djokovic the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)?

There is no easy answer to this question. You will have to wait until Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal have all finished their playing careers then you can make a judgment on who really was the GOAT. At the moment, Djokovic is the firm favorite to achieve this title.

Has Federer and Djokovic ever played doubles together?

Yes, they played doubles together for the Europe team in the 2018 Laver Cup. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic lost to Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock (7-6, 3-6,6-10) in the doubles match on day 1 of the 2018 event. Team Europe went on to win the 2018 Laver Cup 13-8.

Are Federer and Djokovic friends off the court?

There is a lot of respect between Federer and Djokovic but they would not be considered close friends off the court.

Did Federer and Djokovic ever play each other at an Olympics?

Federer and Djokovic never played each other in any Olympic games.

Has Federer or Djokovic won gold, silver, or bronze at an Olympics?

Federer won a gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.

Djokovic won a bronze medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.