Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Head-to-Head Record & History

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Just because Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal has been one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports doesn’t mean it has always been an even fight.

While Federer has certainly had plenty of moments during the 34 head-to-head meetings, Nadal has had the majority of the success, winning 23 matches (67.65 percent) overall, nine of 11 (81.81 percent) Grand Slam meetings, six of eight (75.0 percent) Grand Slam finals, and five of six matches since 2013.

Still, whenever these two meet up, the result is typically a marvelous display of tennis and an enthralling back-and-forth affair. They’ve combined for some of the most memorable moments in tennis history–Wimbledon 2008 comes to mind, among others–and all eyes will be on them once again Sunday at the 2017 Australian Open final.

With the 35th chapter in their rivalry on the horizon, here’s a complete look at their head-to-head history:


Federer vs. Nadal Head-to-Head Records

Overall Head-to-Head: Nadal leads 23-11

Grand Slam Head-to-Head: Nadal leads 9-2

Grand Slam Finals Head-to-Head: Nadal leads 6-2

Australian Open Head-to-Head: Nadal leads 3-0

Hardcourt Head-to-Head: Nadal leads 9-7 (counting one indoor hard-court match)


Federer vs. Nadal Grand Slam History

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2005 French Open Semifinal: Nadal def. Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

2006 French Open Final: Nadal def. Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)

2006 Wimbledon Final: Federer def. Nadal 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3

2007 French Open Final: Nadal def. Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

2007 Wimbledon Final: Federer def. Nadal 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2

2008 French Open Final: Nadal def. Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0

2008 Wimbledon Final: Nadal def. Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7

2009 Australian Open Final: Nadal def. Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2

2011 French Open Final: Nadal def. Federer 7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1

2012 Australian Open Semifinal: Nadal def. Federer 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-4

2014 Australian Open Semifinal: Nadal def. Federer 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3