Nadal vs Medvedev

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

Since then they have played each other a total of 6 times with Nadal currently leading their head to head 5 wins to Medvedev’s 1 win.

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

Their last grand slam match was at the 2022 Australian Open, where Nadal beat Medvedev in the final 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

Nadal vs Medvedev

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Nadal vs Medvedev Quick Facts

Rafael NadalvsMedvedev
Rafael NadalDaniil Medvedev
1986Year born1996
2001 Year turned Pro2014
SpanishNationalityRussia
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

Nadal vs Medvedev Head to Head Stats

Nadal vs Medvedev Head to Head at the Grand Slams

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Australian OpenFinalNadal2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
2019US OpenFinalNadal7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4

Nadal and Medvedev have played each other a total of two times in grand slam tournaments with Nadal leading the grand slam head to head 2-0.

Both of their grand slam matches were in the final (2019 US Open and 2022 Australian Open) with both matches going to a fifth set.

To date, Nadal and Medvedevhave played each other once at the Australian Open and once at the US Open.

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

Nadal vs Medvedev Head to Head by Court Surface

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

Nadal vs Medvedev Head to Head on Hard Courts

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Mexican OpenSemifinalsNadal6-3, 6-3
2022Australian OpenFinalNadal2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
2020ATP FinalsSemifinalsMedvedev3-6, 7-6, 6-3
2019ATP FinalsRRNadal6-7, 6-3, 7-6
2019US OpenFinalNadal7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
2019Canada MastersFinalNadal6-3, 6-0

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

Nadal vs Medvedev Matches Played per Year

Below is a schedule of the matches played by Nadal and Medvedev over the years.

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

YearMatches PlayedNadal WinsMedvedev WinsHead to Head (Nadal – Medvedev)
2019333-0
2020113-1
20213-1
2022225-1

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nadal and Medvedev Rivalry

How many times has Rafa beaten Medvedev?

Rafa has beaten Medvedev 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 Nadal and Medvedev played each other?

Nadal and Medvedev have played each other a total of six times (2019 Canada Masters, 2019 US Open, 2019 ATP Finals, 2020 ATP Finals, 2022 Australian Open, and 2022 Mexican Open)

When did Nadal and Medved first play each other?

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

Who has won more Grand Slam titles?

Nadal has won a total of 21 grand slam titles while Medvedev has won one.

Who has won more Masters 1000 titles?

Nadal has won 36 Masters 1000 titles while Medvedev has won 4.

Who has won more ATP career titles?

Nadal has won 91 ATP career titles while Medvedev has won 13.

Has Nadal and Medvedev ever played doubles together?

To date, Nadal and Medvedev have not played doubles together.

Are Nadal and Medvedev friends off the court?

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