Nadal vs Medvedev

Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev have played each other six times on the ATP Tour with Rafa currently leading their H2H 5-1.

The last time Nadal and Medvedev faced each other was in the semifinals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico, which Rafa won 6-3, 6-3.

Their last grand slam match was at the 2022 Australian Open, where Rafa beat Daniil in the final in five sets 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

Nadal vs Medvedev Head to Head Stats

Nadal vs Medvedev H2H Stats

Rafael NadalvsDaniil Medvedev
1986Year born1996
2001 Year turned Pro2014
SpanishNationalityRussian
Left handedPlaysRight handed
Two handed backhandBackhandTwo handed backhand
5Matches won1
83% (5/6)Winning Percentage17% (1/6)
5Matches won on a hard court1
0Matches won on clay0
0Matches won on grass0
3Matches won in Finals0
2Matches won in Grand Slam Finals0
1Matches won in Masters 1000 Finals0
1Matches won in ATP World Tour Finals1

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Rafa Nadal (or “R.N”) and Daniil Medvedev (or “D.M”) have played each other a total of two times in grand slam tournaments with Rafa currently leading the grand slam head to head 2-0.

To date, They have faced each other once at the Australian Open and once at the US Open.

Both of their grand slam matches were in a final with both matches going to a fifth set.

They have yet to play each other at the French Open or at Wimbledon.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Australian OpenFinalR.N2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
2019US OpenFinalR.N7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, all of Rafa and Daniil’s matches have been on hard courts (4 outdoor and 2 indoor) and they have yet to play each other on grass or clay.

Hard Courts

They have played each other a total of six times on hard courts with Rafa leading their head to head on hard courts 5-1.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Mexican OpenSemifinalsR.N6-3, 6-3
2022Australian OpenFinalR.N2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
2020ATP FinalsSemifinalsD.M3-6, 7-6, 6-3
2019ATP FinalsGroup StageR.N6-7, 6-3, 7-6
2019US OpenFinalR.N7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
2019Canada MastersFinalR.N6-3, 6-0

Matches Played per Year

The very first Nadal vs Medvedev match was in the final of the Canada Masters in 2019, with Rafa winning the match 6-3, 6-0.

So far Rafa has dominated their head to head with Daniil winning only one of the six matches they have played against each other.

YearMatchesR.NadalD.MedvedevH2H
2019333-0
2020113-1
20213-1
2022225-1

Below are match highlights from their meeting at the 2022 Australian Open.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times has Nadal beaten Medvedev?

Rafa has beaten Daniil a total of 5 times (2019 Canada Masters, 2019 US Open, 2019 ATP Finals, 2022 Australian Open, and 2022 Mexican Open)

How many times have they played each other?

They have met each other a total of six times on the main ATP tour (2019 Canada Masters, 2019 US Open, 2019 ATP Finals, 2020 ATP Finals, 2022 Australian Open, and 2022 Mexican Open)

When did Nadal and Medvedev first play each other?

Their first match was in the final of the Canada Masters in 2019, where Rafa won the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.

Who has won more Grand Slam titles?

Rafa has won a total of 22 grand slam titles while Daniil has won one.

Who has won more Masters 1000 titles?

Rafa has won 36 Masters 1000 titles while Daniil has won 4.

Have Medvedev and Nadal ever played doubles together?

To date, Rafa and Daniil have not played doubles together on the main ATP tour.

Are Medvedev and Nadal friends off the court?

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