Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have been enjoying a fierce rivalry over the years. While the Swiss sensation has broken all sorts of records, the Serbian keeps on “chasing” him in his quest to be the so-called GOAT.
Djokovic’s target for next week is winning the ATP Finals and end the year at the top of the rankings. However, in the meantime, he will join Roger Federer in an “exclusive” club of players that have competed in at least 50 matches at the ATP Finals.
This particular log is headed by Roger with 72 matches (and counting), while Novak is at 47. Therefore, after playing 3 matches in the Round Robin, Nole will make it 50. The aim for the Wimbledon champion of course it to get to 52 (the final) and the last one should be a win.
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Djokovic vs Berrettini
Novak will kick start his campaign at the ATP Finals agaisnt Matteo Berrettini. They have never played each other so far, but Djokovic is considered the overwhelming favorite.
Federer vs. Thiem
Roger will play his first Round Robin match against Dominic Thiem with a losing record (2-4). However, the Swiss sensation is still considered as the favorite to win this match.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, the Serbian played his last match on the 3rd of November when he overcame Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 in the final in Paris to win his 77th career title.
This year the Serbian has a 53-9 win-loss record. Djokovic clinched 5 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon, in Tokyo and in Paris. The Serbian was the finalist in Rome.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, the Swiss played his last match on the 27th of October when he beat Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-2 in the final in Basel to win his 103rd career title.
This year Roger has a 49-8 win-loss record. The Swiss has won 4 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami, in Halle and in Basel. Roger was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer played each other 49 times. The head to head is 27-22 for Djokovic.
The last time that they squared off, Novak Djokovic won 7-65 1-6 7-64 4-6 13-123 in the final in Wimbledon on the 14th July 2019.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer
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