Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been fighting furiously over the last decade on every sort of surface and for the world no.1 rank. They will renew their rivalry at the upcoming Australian Open. This year, it was the King of Clay to end the season at the top of the rankings thanks also to his fantastic title at the US Open.
The top2 players in the world are about to get ready for the new season and they are supposed to lock horns at the upcoming Mubadala World Tennis Championship before putting their focus on the Australian summer. After Abu Dhabi, both Nadal and Djokovic will defend the colors of their nations at the ATP Cup. In addition, the Serbian surprised his fans for agreeing to play the ATP event in Adelaide just before Melbourne.
The Australian Open betting odds
It’s interesting to notice that even if the Spaniard leads the rankings, it’s the world no.2 (Novak Djokovic) to be the favorite according to top betting company bet365 (2.75). Then Rafa is considered as the favorite no.2 (4.50) before Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev (both quoted at 11).
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Nadal in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Now the world no.1, Rafael has a 52-7 win-loss record in 2019.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, Djokovic played his last match on the 14th of November when he had to surrender to Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 in the Round Robin in London.
This year the Serbian has a 54-11 win-loss record. Novak has won 5 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon, in Tokyo and in Paris. Djokovic was the finalist in Rome.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played each other 54 times. The head to head is 28-26 for Djokovic.
The last time that they locked horns, Rafael Nadal won 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the final in Rome in 19th May 2019.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
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