There is no better match at the moment than the duel between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The 13-time French Open champion Nadal is the favourite given the previous French Open success but Novak Djokovic is still no. 1. This is probably one of the last matchups at the French Open between the two greats when they meet at the Court Philippe-Chatrier on May 31, 2022.
- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
- Tennis – French Open, Quarterfinal
- Date – 31/5/2022
- Starting time – Not before 1 PM ET
- Venue: Court Philippe-Chatrier, Paris
Novak Djokovic Stats & Form
Novak Djokovic is still on top of the ATP rankings but he is going for the best player off all-time. Djokovic was not allowed to play in the first Grand Slam this year in Australia and now is even more motivated to win in Paris.
Rafael Nadal has been the most difficult opponent for Djokovic in the past decade and a half, especially on clay court but Djokovic has dome many great things in his career and a win against Nadal in Paris will not be a miracle.
Djokovic is 16-4 for the year and 14-3 on clay. On his way to the quarterfinal, Djokovic defeated Yohishito Nishioka, Alex Molcan, Aljaz Bedene and Diego Schwartzman, all in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic News
Novak Djokovic has been a regular at the French Open since 2006 and has won the tournament twice before and is the defending champion.
Rafael Nadal Stats & Form
Rafael Nadal is the greatest player in the history of French Open with 13 titles and more than 100 wins. The Spaniard had an excellent start of the season, winning at the Australian Open and Acapulco and starting the season with 20 consecutive wins.
At the moment, Nadal is ranked fifth in the ATP list and is 27-3 for the season and 7-2 on clay.
On his way to the quarterfinal, Nadal defeated Jordan Thompson, Corentin Moutet and Botic Van De Zandschulp in straight set and had to play a five-setter against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Round of 16.
Rafael Nadal News
Rafael Nadal has won 21 Grand Slam titles in his career, 13 of them have been at the French Open.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Head-to-Head Stats
Novak Djokovic leads the all-time series against Rafael Nadal 30-28.
The last time these two players face each other was last year at the French Open with the Serbian winning 3-1.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Betting Odds
Novak Djokovic is a favourite going into the final match with -250 odds to win while Rafael Nadal is at 195.
The total game margin is 37.5 with both ways at -111.
This is the 59th time Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will play each other and it seems like there has not been many more important battles than this one. With the Australian Open victory earlier this year, Rafael Nadal is on top of the all-time list with 21 Grand Slam titles and Novak Djokovic will definitely try to tie things up at the French Open.
Both players have struggled recently. Nadal had a foot injury in the second part of the last season and Djokovic had many troubles when he went to Australia in January. Nadal is the all-time best player at French Open but if anyone can defeat him, that is definitely Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is currently in better shape coming from the win at the ATP Rome and have a lot to prove. This will be a tough and long match but Djokovic is the one who will advance to the semifinals.