Roger Federer is finally in Melbourne where he has started his preparation for the Australian Open. The Swiss sensation will try to challenge the 2 big favorites that are ruling the tennis world (ATP) right now: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Like Djokovic, Roger has also 6 Australian Open titles under his belt. Last year, the Swiss was surprised by an upcoming Stefanos Tsitsipas that beat him in the 4th round after a remarkable match.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.3, the Swiss played his last match on the 16th of November when he was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in the Nitto ATP Finals.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.1, Rafael played his last match on the 8th of January when he overcame Yoshihito Nishioka 7-64 6-4 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other 42 times. The head to head is 26-16 for Nadal.
The last time that they played, Roger Federer won 7-63 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London (Wimbledon) in July 2019.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.
Djokovic in the ATP Cup, ranking, and results in 2020
At the moment ranked no.2, Novak has a 4-0 win-loss record in 2020. The Serbian defeated Denis Shapovalov 4-6 6-1 7-64.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.6, Stefanos played his last match on the 7th of January when he capitulated to Nick Kyrgios 7-67 6-73 7-65 in the round robin in the ATP Cup.
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 5 times. The head to head is 3-2 for Tsitsipas.
The last time that they played each other, Novak Djokovic won 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Paris (BNP Paribas Masters) in November 2019.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.