Nadal vs Zverev Head to Head Stats

The first Nadal vs Zverev match was at Indian Wells in 2016 with Rafael Nadal winning in 3 sets (6-7, 6-0, 7-5).

Since then they have played each other a total of ten times with Nadal currently leading their head to head seven wins to three.

The last time Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal played each other was in the semifinals of the French Open in 2022, which Rafa won after Zverev was forced to retire due to injury in the second set.

Their most memorable grand slam match to date was at the 2017 Australian Open, where Nadal beat Zverev in five sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2).

Nadal vs Zverev Head to Head Stats

Nadal vs Zverev Quick Facts

Rafael NadalvsAlexander Zverev
1986Year born1997
2001 Year turned Pro2013
Left handedPlaysRight handed
Two handed backhandBackhandTwo handed backhand
7Matches won3
70% (7/10)Winning Percentage30% (3/10)
2Matches won on a hard court2
5Matches won on clay1
0Matches won on grass0
1Matches won in Finals0
2Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments0
4Matches won in Masters 1000 Tournaments2
0Matches won in ATP World Tour Finals1
1Matches won in the Davis Cup0

Nadal vs Zverev Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

Up until the 2022 French Open, Nadal and Zverev had played each other only once in a grand slam tournament, which was a round of 32 match at the 2017 Australian Open.

They played each other for the second time in a grand slam event when they met in the semifinals of the 2022 French Open but unfortunately, Zverev had to retire in the second set.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022French OpenSemifinalsNadal7-6, 6-6 (Retired)
2017Australian OpenRound of 32Nadal4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, Nadal and Zverev have played each other a total of four times on hard courts and five times on clay courts.

They have yet to play each other on a grass court as both Rafa and Sasha are more comfortable playing on clay/hard courts than they are on grass.

Head to Head on Hard Courts

Nadal and Zverev have played each other a total of four times on hard courts with their H2H currently standing at 2 wins each.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2020Paris MastersSemifinalsZverev6-4, 7-5
2019ATP FinalsRRZverev6-2, 6-4
2017Australian OpenRound of 32Nadal4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
2016Indian WellsRound of 16Nadal6-7, 6-0, 7-5

Head to Head on Clay Courts

Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal have played each other a total of six times on clay with Nadal leading their H2H on clay 5-1.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022French OpenSemifinalsNadal7-6, 6-6 (Retired)
2021Rome OpenQuarterfinalsNadal6-3, 6-4
2021Madrid OpenQuarterfinalsZverev6-4, 6-4
2018Rome OpenFinalNadal6-1, 1-6, 6-3
2018Davis Cup (ESP vs GER)QuarterfinalsNadal6-1, 6-4, 6-4
2017Monte Carlo MastersRound of 16Nadal6-1, 6-1

Nadal vs Zverev Matches Played per Year

Below is a summary of the matches played by Nadal and Zverev over the years, with Nadal so far dominating their H2H as Zverev has only won three of the ten matches they have played against each other to date.

YearMatches PlayedNadal WinsZverev WinsH2H (Nadal – Zverev)
2016111-0
2017223-0
2018225-0
2019115-1
2020115-2
20212116-3
2022117-3

Below are match highlights from their semifinal match at the 2022 French Open.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nadal and Zverev Rivalry

How many times has Rafael Nadal beaten Alexander Zverev?

Nadal has beaten Alexander Zverev a total of seven times (2016 Indian Wells, 2017 Australian Open, 2017 Monte Carlo Masters, 2018 Davis Cup, 2018 Rome Open, 2021 Rome Open, and 2022 French Open)

How many times have Nadal and Zverev played each other?

Nadal and Zverev have played each other a total of ten times (2016 Indian Wells, 2017 Australian Open, 2017 Monte Carlo Masters, 2018 Davis Cup, 2018 Rome Open, 2019 ATP Finals, 2019 Paris Masters, 2021 Madrid Open, 2021 Rome Open and 2022 French Open)

When did Nadal and Zverev first play each other?

Their first match was in a round of 32 match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where Nadal won the match 6-7, 6-0, 7-5.

Has Alexander Zverev ever beaten Nadal on Clay?

Yes, Zverev beat Nadal on clay in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Madrid Open (6-4, 6-4).

Has Alexander Zverev ever beaten Nadal at the French Open?

No, AlexanderZverev has never beaten Nadal at the French Open.

Have Nadal and Zverev ever played each other on grass?

No, they have yet to play each other on grass.

Has Nadal and Zverev ever played doubles together?

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

Are Nadal and Zverev friends off the court?

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