Federer vs Djokovic Rivalry

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played each other 50 times on the ATP tour, with Novak leading their H2H 27 – 23.

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

The first Federer vs Djokovic match was in the first round of the 2006 Monte-Carlo Masters, which Roger won in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 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)
18Hard courts20
4Clay4
1Grass3
6Finals13
1Grand Slam Finals4
3Masters 1000 Finals5
3ATP World Tour Finals3

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Roger Federer (or “R.F”) and Novak Djokovic (or “N.D) played each other a total of 17 times in grand slam tournaments with Novak leading the grand slam H2H 11-6.

Roger and Novak played each other five times at the Australian Open, two times at Roland Garros, 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 Novak winning the match in straight sets.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenSemi-Final (or “SF”)N.D7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019WimbledonFinal (or “F”)N.D7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2016Australian OpenSFN.D6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015US OpenFN.D6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015WimbledonFN.D7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFN.D6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSFR.F6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2012Roland GarrosSFN.D6-4, 7-5, 6-3
2011US OpenSFN.D6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011Roland GarrosSFR.F7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2011Australian OpenSFN.D7-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010US OpenSFN.D5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2009US OpenSFR.F7-6, 7-5, 7-5
2008US OpenSFR.F6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian OpenSFN.D7-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US OpenFR.F7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007Australian OpenRound of 16R.F6-2, 7-5, 6-3

Head to Head By Court Surface

Grass

Roger and Novak played each other four times on grass (all at Wimbledon) with Novak leading their H2H on grass 3-1.

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

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2019WimbledonFN.D7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12
2015WimbledonFN.D7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonFN.D6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonSFR.F6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Clay

They played each other a total of eight times on clay courts with their head to head tied at four wins each (4-4).

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

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2015Rome MastersFN.D6-4, 6-3
2014Monte Carlo MastersSFR.F7-5, 6-2
2012Roland GarrosSFN.D6-4, 7-5, 6-3
2012Rome MastersSFN.D6-2, 7-6
2011Roland GarrosSFR.F7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2009Rome MastersSFN.D4-6, 6-3, 6-3
2008Monte Carlo MastersSFR.F6-3, 3-2 (Novak retired)
2006Monte Carlo MastersRound of 64R.F6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Hard Courts

They played each other a total of 38 times on hard courts (indoor and outdoor) with Novak leading the H2H on this court surface 20-18.

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

YearTournamentRoundWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenSFN.D7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2019ATP FinalsGroup StageR.F6-4, 6-3
2018Paris MastersSFN.D7-6, 5-7, 7-6
2018CincinnatiFN.D6-4, 6-4
2016Australian OpenSFN.D6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2015ATP FinalsGroup StageR.F7-5, 6-2
2015ATP FinalsFN.D6-3, 6-4
2015US OpenFN.D6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015CincinnatiFR.F7-6, 6-3
2015Indian WellsFN.D6-3, 6-7, 6-2
2015DubaiFR.F6-3, 7-5
2014Shanghai MastersSFR.F6-3, 6-4
2014Indian WellsFN.D3-6, 6-3, 7-6
2014DubaiSFR.F3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2013ATP FinalsGroup StageN.D6-4, 6-7, 6-2
2013Paris MastersSFN.D4-6, 6-3, 6-2
2012ATP FinalsFN.D7-6, 7-5
2011US OpenSFN.D6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
2011Indian WellsSFN.D6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2011DubaiF N.D6-3, 6-3
2011Australian OpenSFN.D7-6, 7-5, 6-4
2010ATP FinalsSFR.F6-1, 6-4
2010BaselFR.F6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2010Shanghai MastersSFR.F7-5, 6-4
2010US OpenSFN.D5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
2010Canadian MastersSFR.F6-1, 3-6, 7-5
2009BaselFN.D6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2009US OpenSFR.F7-6, 7-5, 7-5
2009CincinnatiFR.F6-1, 7-5
2009MiamiSFN.D3-6, 6-2, 6-3
2008US OpenSFR.F6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
2008Australian OpenSFN.D7-5, 6-3, 7-6
2007US OpenFR.F7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007Canadian Masters FN.D7-6, 2-6, 7-6
2007DubaiQuarter-FinalsR.F6-3, 6-7, 6-3
2007Australian OpenRound of 16R.F6-2, 7-5, 6-3
2006Davis CupDavis Cup matchR.F6-3, 6-2, 6-3

H2H by Year

Roger and Novak first played each other in 2006 and in total they played each other 50 times on the main ATP tour.

Their last match on tour before Roger retired was in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open.

YearMatchesR.FedererN.DjokovicH2H
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 match at the 2020 Australian Open.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times did Djokovic beat Federer?

Novak has defeated Roger 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 Novak winning 4 out of 5 of the finals.

How many times did Djokovic beat Federer at Wimbledon?

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

When did Federer and Djokovic first play each other?

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

Who has won more Grand Slam titles?

Novak has won 21 grand slam singles titles and Roger 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 has won 38 Masters 1000 titles while Roger won a total of 28.

Who has won more ATP career titles?

Roger has won 103 ATP career titles which is 15 more than Novak 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 better judgment on who really was the GOAT. At the moment, Novak is the firm favorite to achieve this title.

Did Federer and Djokovic ever play doubles together?

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

Are Djokovic and Federer friends off the court?

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

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

They never played each other in any Olympic games.

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

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

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

When did Federer last beat Djokovic?

Roger’s last win over Novak was in the group stage of the 2019 ATP Finals in London, with Roger winning the match in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).