Federer vs Nalbandian Head to Head Stats

The first Federer vs Nalbandian match was in a round of 32 match at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2002, with Nalbandian winning the match 6-2, 6-1.

In total Federer and Nalbandian played each other a total of nineteen times with Federer leading their H2H 11-8.

The last time Roger Federer and David Nalbandian played each other was in the 3rd round of the Wimbledon Championships in 2011, with Federer winning their last encounter 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

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Federer vs Nalbandian Head to Head Stats

Federer vs Nalbandian Quick Facts

Roger FederervsDavid Nalbandian
1981Year born1981
1998 Year turned Pro1998
Right-handedPlaysRight-handed
One-handed backhandBackhandOne-handed backhand
11Matches won8
58% (11/19)Winning Percentage42% (8/19)
6Matches won on a hard court5
3Matches won on clay1
1Matches won on grass0
1Matches won on carpet2
1Matches won in Finals2
4Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments2
3Matches won in Masters 1000 Tournaments4

Federer vs Nalbandian H2H Stats

Grand Slam Head to Head

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2011WimbledonRound of 32Federer6-4, 6-2, 6-4
2006French OpenSemifinalsFederer3-6, 6-4, 5-2 (Retired)
2005US OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-2, 6-4, 6-1
2004Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
2003US OpenRound of 16Nalbandian3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2003Australian OpenRound of 16Nalbandian6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Federer and Nalbandian played other a total of six times in grand slam tournaments (twice at the Australian Open, once at the French Open, once at Wimbledon, and twice at the US Open), with Federer leading their grand slam H2H 4-2.

Head to Head by Court Surface

They have played each other a total of three times on indoor carpet courts, five times on indoor hard courts, once on grass, six times on outdoor hard courts, and four times on clay.

Head to Head on Indoor Carpet Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2005Tennis Masters CupFinalFederer6-7, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6
2005Tennis Masters CupRRNalbandian6-3, 2-6, 6-4
2002Basel IndoorsSemifinalsNalbandian6-7, 7-5, 6-3

Federer and Nalbandian have played each other a total of three times on indoor carpet courts with Nalbandian leading their H2H on this court surface 2-1.

Head to Head on Indoor Hard Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2008Basel IndoorsFinalFederer6-3, 6-4
2007Paris MastersRound of 16Nalbandian6-4, 7-6
2007Madrid OpenFinalNalbandian1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2006Tennis Masters CupRRFederer3-6, 6-1, 6-1
2006Madrid OpenSemifinalsFederer6-4, 6-0

Federer and Nalbandian played each other a total of five times on indoor hard courts, with Federer leading their H2H on this court surface 3-2.

Head to Head on Grass Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2011WimbledonRound of 32Federer6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Nalbandian and Federer only played each other once on grass, with Federer winning the match in straight sets.

Head to Head on Outdoor Hard Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2005US OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-2, 6-4, 6-1
2004Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
2003Tennis Masters CupRRFederer6-3, 6-0
2003US OpenRound of 16Nalbandian3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3
2003Cincinnati MastersRound of 32Nalbandian7-6, 7-6
2003Australian OpenRound of 16Nalbandian6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Nalbandian and Federer played each other a total of 6 times on outdoor hard courts with their H2H standing at 3 wins each.

Head to Head on Clay Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2008Monte Carlo MastersQuarterfinalsFederer5-7, 6-2, 6-2
2006French OpenSemifinalsFederer3-6, 6-4, 5-2 (Retired)
2006Rome OpenSemifinalsFederer6-3, 3-6, 7-6
2002Monte Carlo MastersRound of 32Nalbandian6-2, 6-1

Federer and Nalbandian played each other a total of four times on clay courts, with Federer leading their H2H on clay courts 3-1.

Federer vs Nalbandian Matches Played per Year

From 2002 to 2011, Federer and Nalbandian played each other a total of nineteen times, with Nalbandian I’ve of their first six matches.

However, by the end of Nalbandian’s tennis career in 2013, Federer led their H2H 11-8.

YearMatches PlayedFederer WinsNalbandian WinsH2H (Federer – Nalbandian)
2002220-2
20034131-5
2004112-5
20053214-6
2006448-6
2007228-8
20082210-8
20111111-8
201211-8
201311-8

Frequently Asked Questions about the Federer and Nalbandian Rivalry

How many times did David Nalbandian beat Roger Federer?

David Nalbandian beat Roger Federer a total of eight times (2002 Monte Carlo Masters, 2002 Basel Indoors, 2003 Australian Open, 2003 Cincinnati Masters, 2003 US Open, 2005 Tennis Masters Cup, 2007 Madrid Open, and the 2007 Paris Masters).

How many times did Nalbandian and Federer play each other on the ATP Tour?

Nalbandian and Federer played each other a total of nineteen times on the ATP Tour, with Federer leading the H2H 11-8.

When did Nalbandian and Federer first play each other?

Their first match was at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2002, in which Nalbandian won the match in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).

Who defeated Nalbandian in Wimbledon 2011?

David Nalbandian was beaten by Roger Federer in the 4th round of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.