The last time Taylor and Rafa played each other was in the group stage of the 2022 ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, with Taylor this time winning in straight sets 7-6, 6-1.
Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz H2H
|Rafael Nadal||vs||Taylor Fritz|
|2001||Year turned Pro||2015|
|Left handed||Plays||Right handed|
|Two handed backhand||Backhand||Two handed backhand|
|50% (2/4)||Winning Percentage||50% (2/4)|
|1||Grand Slam Tournaments||0|
|0||Masters 1000 Tournaments||1|
Head to Head at the Grand Slams
To date, Rafa and Taylor have yet to play each other at the Australian Open, French Open, or the US Open, so their quarterfinal match at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships was their one and only grand slam match to date.
After his victory over Taylor in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2022, Rafa leads their grand slam H2H 1-0.
Head to Head by Court Surface
To date, three of their matches have been on hard courts (2 outdoor and 1 indoor), with their quarterfinal match at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships being their first meeting on grass.
They have yet to meet each other in a clay court tournament.
They have played each other three times on hard courts with Taylor leading their hard court H2H 2-1.
|2022||ATP Finals||Group Stage||T.Fritz||7-6, 6-1|
|2022||Indian Wells||Final||T.Fritz||6-3, 7-6|
|2020||Mexican Open||Final||R.Nadal||6-3, 6-2|
They played each other for the first time on grass in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships with Rafa winning in 5 sets.
|2022||Wimbledon||Quarterfinals||R.Nadal||3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6|
They have yet to face each other on clay.
Matches Played per Year
Below is a summary of the matches played they played over the years (2020 – 2022).
Below are match highlights from their quarterfinal match at the All England Club in 2022.
Matches by Tournament
They have played each other in four different tournaments with their Head-to-Head at each of these tournaments detailed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many times has Taylor Fritz beaten Rafael Nadal?
Taylor has beaten Rafa twice, which was in the final of the 2022 BNP Paribas Open (6-3, 7-6) and in the group stage of the 2022 ATP finals (7-6, 6-1).
How many times have they played each other?
They have played each other four times with their H2H currently at two wins each (2-2).
When did they first play each other?
Their first match was in the final of the Mexican Open in 2020 with Rafa winning the match 6-3, 6-2.
Have they ever played doubles together?
They have not yet played doubles together.
Are Taylor Fritz and Rafael Nadal friends?
There is a lot of respect between the two players but they would not be considered close friends.