The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The rivalry is the most prolific of the tennis Open Era. The two have faced each other 52 times with Djokovic leading 27–25. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history by players, coaches, and pundits, and was listed as the third greatest rivalry in the last decade in 2009 by ATPworldtour.com despite its only starting in 2006.

Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic beats Nadal - How the saga concluded. Wimbledon 2018 on the BBC. Venue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 July.  Novak Djokovic is one match away from a first Grand Slam title since 2016 after an epic five-set win over Rafael Nadal in their delayed Wimbledon semi-final. Djokovic, who won 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8 in five hours and 16 minutes, will face Kevin Anderson on Sunday. The Serb led by two sets to one when play stopped at 23:02 BST on Friday. Spain's Nadal broke twice in the fourth set when it resumed on Saturday, but Djokovic fought back to take his second match point to edge a dramatic decider.

Djokovic-Nadal had clearly been the headline act of the day — they have five Wimbledon titles between them and met in the 2011 final while Anderson and Isner had never made the semifinals before — and their tennis was at another level from the earlier match. Even Anderson said he could feel during his match that the crowd would rather be watching the next one.  While Anderson-Isner was mostly a serving duel with a few longer rallies thrown in, Djokovic and Nadal repeatedly slugged it out from the baseline, chasing each other around the court and coming up with spectacular winners from every corner. Tennis. Serena Williams Headed to 10th Career Wimbledon Final.

Novak Djokovic is one match away from a first Grand Slam title since 2016 after an epic five-set win over Rafael Nadal in their delayed Wimbledon semi-final. Djokovic, who won 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8 in five hours and 16 minutes, will face Kevin Anderson on Sunday. The Serb led by two sets to one when play stopped at 23:02 BST on Friday. Spain's Nadal broke twice in the fourth set when it resumed on Saturday, but Djokovic fought back to take his second match point to edge a dramatic decider.

A long time rival after 51 times, they have meet again at Wimbledon 2018 Grand Slam championship, Rafael Nadal,32, and Novak Djokovic, 31-years-of-age will…  A long time rival after 51 times, they have meet again at Wimbledon 2018 Grand Slam championship, Rafael Nadal,32, and Novak Djokovic, 31-years-of-age will bring impressive form at the semi-finals center court about time 16:30 BST on Friday. Nadal vs Djokovic Wimbledon 2018 Highlights PART 1: PART 2: Novak Djokovic Tennis Full Match Replay. US Open Finals 2018 Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro. NOVAK Djokovic had won his 14th grand slam title just Watch Videos.

Djokovic-Nadal had clearly been the headline act of the day — they have five Wimbledon titles between them and met in the 2011 final while Anderson and Isner had never made the semifinals before — and their tennis was at another level from the earlier match. Even Anderson said he could feel during his match that the crowd would rather be watching the next one.  While Anderson-Isner was mostly a serving duel with a few longer rallies thrown in, Djokovic and Nadal repeatedly slugged it out from the baseline, chasing each other around the court and coming up with spectacular winners from every corner.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played at a very high level during all the three sets played on Friday night before the match got suspended. The third set tie-break was definitely a mix of big emotions and shots. Without any doubt, the 5-all point will stay in fans' mind for a lot of time: Rafa hit an amazing backhand, Novak still managed to get the ball back and then Nadal hit a crazy drop shot winner. Djokovic won the tie-break 11 points to 9 and leads two sets to one.

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal live with Eurosport. The match starts at 14:00 on 14 July 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal. Get all the latest on Tennis: fixtures, results and tables. 30.

Nadal and Djokovic produced something special in the three sets they managed to complete. So even was the contest that at one stage late in the third set Djokovic had won 89 points and Nadal had won 88. Only seven of the previous 51 meetings between Nadal and Djokovic had been won by the player who lost the opening set, so it was a major boost to the Serb’s hopes when he took the opener. But world No. 1 Nadal broke twice in the second set and fended off more break points to level the match.  Djokovic missed a return as the clock ticked to 11pm but on the final lung-busting rally it was Nadal who faltered. — with AAP. Top sports stars shocking salaries1:15.

The semifinal match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended Friday due to Wimbledon's 11 p.m. curfew, with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). It will resume Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, ahead of the women's final.  Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semi to resume Saturday before women's final. play.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC believes he is playing his best tennis of the last year at Wimbledon ahead of his semi-final showdown with Rafael Nadal.  Novak Djokovic is in his first Grand Slam semi-final for two years (Image: GETTY). Related articles. Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic back to his usual self on the court. Rafael Nadal: Why I feel sorry for Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic has been back to his best at SW19 (Image: GETTY). Rafael Nadal took nearly five hours to get past Del Potro (Image: GETTY). “It’s been a great tournament for me, a great grass-court season - obviously I played well in Queen’s,” Djokovic told ESPN.

Head-to-head: Nadal - Djokovic. Nadal Rafael. 25 - 27. Djokovic Novak. 2. ATP rankings.  Note: The Nadal Rafael - Djokovic Novak head-to-head summary includes also exhibition matches and team competitions matches (ie. Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Hopman Cup etc.). Compare players.

The Rivalry: Djokovic vs. Nadal. Nadal, who won the 2014 title, booked a place in his 99th tour-level final (67-31 record) by knocking out World No. 94 Illya Marchenko 6-3, 6-4 in 78 minutes. Meanwhile, Djokovic downed the Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-6(3) to reach his 16th consecutive final. "I did a few good things, and I'm happy with the victory, being in the first final of the season in the first official tournament is something great," said Nadal. "For sure it's important for my confidence, confirming that the end of the 2015 season had been something realistic and

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