Federer Vs Djokovic Rivalry

The Federer vs Djokovic Rivalry was dominated by Federer in the early years of their rivalry with Federer winning 7 of their first 10 matches.

However, starting in 2011 Djokovic began to get the better of his great rival and now leads their head to head 27 – 23.

This article will look at some of the key records and head to head stats from the 50 matches they have played against each other to date.

Federer Vs Djokovic Rivalry
Federer Vs Djokovic Stats

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Federer vs Djokovic Stats

FedererVsDjokovic
Roger FedererPlayer NameNovak 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

Federer Vs Djokovic Head to Head at the Grand Slams

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020 Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 37-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 57-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2016Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 46-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015US OpenFinalDjokovic in 46-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 47-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 56-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSemi-FinalFederer in 46-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2012French OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 36-4, 7-5, 6-3
2011US OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 56-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011French OpenSemi-FinalFederer in 47-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2011Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 37-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010US OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 55-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2009US OpenSemi-FinalFederer in 37-6, 7-5, 7-5
2008US OpenSemi-FinalFederer in 46-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian OpenSemi-FinalDjokovic in 37-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US OpenFinalFederer in 37-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007Australian OpenRound of 16Federer in 36-2, 7-5, 6-3

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

Of the 17 matches they have played in grand slams, five of the matches were in the final, 11 matches were in the semi final and one match was in the Round of 16.

Federer and Djokovic have 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.

The last Grand Slam match they played against each other was the 2020 Australian Open Semi Final which Djokovic won in straight sets.

Federer Djokovic Head to Head By Court Surface

Federer vs Djokovic Head to Head on Grass

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2019WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 57-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2015WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 47-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFinalDjokovic in 56-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSemi-FinalsFederer in 46-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

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

3 out of the 4 matches they have played on grass were in the Wimbledon final with the 2019 final widely regarded as one of the best Wimbledon finals ever.

Federer vs Djokovic Head to Head on Clay

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2015ATP Masters 1000 RomeFinalDjokovic in 26-4, 6-3
2014ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloSemi-FinalsFederer in 27-5, 6-2
2012French OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 36-4, 7-5, 6-3
2012ATP Masters 1000 Rome Semi-FinalsDjokovic in 26-2, 7-6
2011French OpenSemi-FinalsFederer in 47-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2009 ATP Masters 1000 RomeSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 34-6, 6-3, 6-3
2008ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloSemi-FinalsFederer6-3, 3-2 (Djokovic retired)
2006ATP Masters 1000 Monte CarloRound of 64Federer in 36-3, 2-6, 6-3

Federer and Djokovic have played each other a total of 8 times on clay courts with the head to head currently tied at 4 wins each.

Their 2015 ATP Masters 1000 Rome match was the only one of their clay court matches that was in a final.

Federer vs Djokovic Head to Head on Hard Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 37-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019ATP FinalsRound RobinFederer in 26-4, 6-3
2018ATP Masters 1000 ParisSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 37-6, 5-7, 7-6
2018ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiFinalDjokovic in 26-4, 6-4
2016Australian OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 46-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015ATP FinalsRound RobinFederer in 27-5, 6-2
2015ATP FinalsFinalDjokovic in 26-3, 6-4
2015US OpenFinalDjokovic in 46-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiFinalFederer in 27-6, 6-3
2015ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsFinalDjokovic in 36-3, 6-7, 6-2
2015DubaiFinalFederer in 26-3, 7-5
2014ATP Masters 1000 ShanghaiSemi-FinalsFederer in 26-3, 6-4
2014ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsFinalDjokovic in 33-6, 6-3, 7-6
2014DubaiSemi-FinalsFederer3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2013ATP FinalsRound RobinDjokovic in 36-4, 6-7, 6-2
2013ATP Masters 1000 ParisSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 34-6, 6-3, 6-2
2012ATP FinalsFinalDjokovic in 27-6, 7-5
2011US OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 56-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011ATP Masters 1000 Indian WellsSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 36-3, 3-6, 6-2
2011DubaiFinal Djokovic in 26-3, 6-3
2011Australian OpenSemi-FinalsDjokovic in 37-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010ATP FinalsSemi-FinalsFederer in 26-1, 6-4
2010BaselFinalFederer in 36-4, 3-6, 6-1
2010ATP Masters 1000 ShanghaiSemi-FinalsFederer in 27-5, 6-4
2010US Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic in 55-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2010ATP Masters 1000 CanadaSemi-FinalsFederer in 36-1, 3-6, 7-5
2009BaselFinal Djokovic in 36-4, 4-6, 6-2
2009US OpenSemi-FinalsFederer in 37-6, 7-5, 7-5
2009ATP Masters 1000 CincinnatiFinalFederer in 26-1, 7-5
2009ATP Masters 1000 Miami Semi-FinalsDjokovic in 33-6, 6-2, 6-3
2008US Open Semi-FinalsFederer in 46-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian Open Semi-FinalsDjokovic in 37-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US Open FinalFederer in 37-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007ATP Masters 1000 Canada FinalDjokovic in 37-6, 2-6, 7-6
2007DubaiQuater-FinalsFederer in 36-3, 6-7, 6-3
2007Australian OpenRound of 16Federer in 36-2, 7-5, 6-3
2006Davis CupDavis Cup matchFederer in 36-3, 6-2, 6-3

Federer and Djokovic have played each other a total of 38 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.

Federer vs Djokovic Matches Played per Year

YearMatches PlayedFederer WinsDjokovic Wins
2006220
2007431
2008321
2009523
2010541
2011514
2012523
2013202
2014633
2015835
2016101
2017000
2018202
2019211
2020101
2021000

Frequently Asked Questions about the Federer Djokovic Rivalry

How many times has Djokovic beaten Federer?

Djokovic has beaten Federer a total of 27 times and he leads the head to head 27 wins to 23.

They have played in 5 grand slam finals together with Djokovic winning 4 out of 5 of them.

How many times did Djokovic beat Federer at Wimbledon?

Djokovic has played Federer a total of 4 times at Wimbledon with Djokovic winning 3 out of the 4 matches. His only loss 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 ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. Federer won the match in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Have Federer and Djokovic ever played 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?

Federer and Djokovic are currently tied on 20 Grand Slam titles each? They are both one behind Rafael Nadal who has won a total of 21 Grand Slam Titles.

Who has won more Masters 1000 titles?

Djokovic has won 38 Masters 1000 titles which is ten more than Federer has won.

Who has won more ATP career titles?

Federer has won 103 ATP career titles which is 16 more than Djokovic has won.

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

There is no easy answer to this question. You have to wait until Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal have 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 & Jack Sock 10-6 in a third set tiebreaker (6-7 6-3 (10-6)). 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.

Have Federer and Djokovic ever played each other at an Olympics?

To date, Federer and Djokovic have not 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 Bejing Olympics and a silver in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.

Djokovic was a bronze medalist in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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