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Can Djokovic Overtake The Rivalry With Nadal?

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Swish:
Nadal leads the H2H 19-15. A few years ago it was 16-7.
 
Then 2011 happened, Nole took that year 6-0, 4 masters and 2 slams.
 
In the past 11 meetings it's 8-3 Djokovic.
 
Will Djokovic eventually lead this rivalry?
 
 
 
 
H2H at each slam and masters:
Australian open - Djokovic 1-0
French open - Nadal 4-0
Wimbledon - tied 1-1
US open - tied 1-1
Indian wells - Djokovic 2-1
Miami - Djokovic 2-0
Monte Carlo - Nadal 2-1
Rome - Nadal 3-1
Madrid/Hamburg - Nadal 2-1 (Nadal won once at each)
Canada - Djokovic 1-0
Cincinnati - Djokovic 2-0
Paris - Djokovic 1-0
Wtf - Nadal 2-1.
 
Here's the complete list:
 
Rafael Nadal 19-15 Novak Djokovic
2006 French Open QF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-4 ret.)
2007 Indian Wells F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-2, 7-5)
2007 Miami QF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-4)
2007 Rome QF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-2, 6-3)
2007 French Open SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)
2007 Wimbledon SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (3-6, 6-1, 4-1 ret.)
2007 Montreal SF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (7-5, 6-3)
2007 Masters Cup RR: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-4)
2008 Indian Wells SF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-2)
2008 Hamburg SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-5, 2-6, 6-2)
2008 French Open SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-2, 7-6)
2008 Queen's Club F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-6, 7-5)
2008 Cincinnati SF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-1, 7-5)
2008 Beijing Olympics SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 1-6, 6-4)
2009 Davis Cup 1R: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-4, 6-1)
2009 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-3, 2-6, 6-1)
2009 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-6, 6-2)
2009 Madrid SF: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (3-6, 7-6, 7-6)
2009 Cincinnati SF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-1, 6-4)
2009 Paris Indoor SF: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-2, 6-3)
2009 World Tour Finals RR: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (7-6, 6-3)
2010 US Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2)
2010 World Tour Finals RR: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-2)
2011 Indian Wells F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)
2011 Miami F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (4-6, 6-3, 7-6)
2011 Madrid F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (7-5, 6-4)
2011 Rome F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-4, 6-4)
2011 Wimbledon F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3)
2011 US Open F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1)
2012 Australian Open F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5)
2012 Monte Carlo F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-3, 6-1)
2012 Rome F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-3)
2012 French Open F: Rafael Nadal def. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5)
2013 Monte Carlo F: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (6-2, 7-6)

Hardcourt: 11-5 to Djokovic
Clay: 12-3 to Nadal
Grass: 2-1 to Nadal
Carpet: 0-0
In Majors: 6-3 to Nadal

Clay Death:
nadal just has to take care of the clay and of course his lead in the majors going forward for his own case. head to head does not matter in the long run scheme of things.
 
 what matters most for these top players the most now is how often they beat each other in the majors. history pays far more attention to that than anything else where slams are considered.
 
rest of the time, it does not matter how many times nole wins. hopefully nadal will start to cut back much more drastically his activities on hard courts.
 
given that the hard courts have just about destroyed nadal`s ground game and his knees, he would be far better off concentrating on wining his share of the battles now on natural surfaces.

Clay Death:
excellent thread idea general swish.
 
its clear that nadal is floundering and roger is aging. that helps nole`s cause the most.
 
and murray is still trying to find his own dominance at the top.
 
rest of the players don't have the movement and the fitness of nole and they never will.

Babblelot:
Amazing they've met 34 times.

Very interesting. It's going to be close.

Swish:
Nole got as close as 2 when they were 16-14.
 
I think Nole will close the gap, he's gaining momentum and has longer periods of strong play.
 
Now with Nadal not at #2 Nole can meet Nadal earlier.
 
This will matter because on hard courts Nadal won't make as many finals but now can meet Djokovic before the finals so there's a better chance they'll meet.
 
 

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