Novak Djokovic will compete in 29th Grandslam final at the French Open 2021 on Sunday. The Serbian defeated 13-time champion, Rafael Nadal in four sets in the semifinals of French Open. Djokovic has a good record in the finals of a Grandslam, having a win-loss record of 18-10.
Novak Djokovic will face the NextGen star, Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim his 19th Grandslam title on Sunday. The duo met in the semifinals of French Open last year, where Djokovic won in a five set thriller.
In this article, we will have a look at the players who have defeated Novak Djokovic in a Grandslam final, as the Serbian gears up for his 29th appearance in the finale.
Rafael Nadal has defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of a Grandslam on five occasions. Three of those wins have come at the French Open, whereas, the remaining two have come at the US Open. Nadal defeated his rival, Djokovic in the finals of French Open in 2012, 2014 and 2020. At Flushing Meadows, the Serbian lost in the finals in 2010 and 2013. Overall, the duo have faced each other nine times in the final, with Nadal leading the head to head encounter, 5-4.
Roger Federer has defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of a Grandslam on only one occasion. His only win came in the 2007 Australian Open finals, where the Swiss won in straight sets. However, in the past decade, Roger Federer has lost four consecutive finals against Novak Djokovic.
The duo have faced each other in the finals on two occasions, with Stan Wawrinka emerging on top on both occasions. Wawrinka defeated Djokovic in the finals of French Open 2015 and US Open 2016, both in four sets. It is quite an achievement for the Swiss to have a superior record over Djokovic in a Grandslam final.
|Australian Open 2007||Roger Federer|
|US Open 2012||Andy Murray|
|Wimbledon 2013||Andy Murray|
|French Open 2012||Rafael Nadal|
|French Open 2014||Rafael Nadal|
|French Open 2020||Rafael Nadal|
|US Open 2010||Rafael Nadal|
|US Open 2013||Rafael Nadal|
|US Open 2016||Stan Wawrinka|
|French Open 2015||Stan Wawrinka|
Andy Murray has defeated Novak Djokovic twice in their seven final clashes at a Grandslam. The Briton defeated Djokovic in the finals of Wimbledon in 2013 and US Open 2012. However, Novak Djokovic has always had the upper hand over Murray in a Grandslam final, as the current world number one has defeated the Briton on four occasions in the finals of Australian Open.