Rogers Cup Semifinals: Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic

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Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac

By defeating Aussie Marinko Matosevic in the quarterfinals today, Rafael Nadal secured a #3 spot in the ATP singles rankings, and set the stage for another epic, and much hyped, match. Rafa will play Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, in the semifinal at the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Time: Not before 2:00 am CET, 1:00 am BST, 8 p.m. local time

Live Stream:  Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa last defeated Djokovic in the 2013 French Open semifinal and went on to win his historical 8th Roland Garros trophy. The two have played head to head 35 times. Rafa leads with 20 wins over Djokovic’s 15, and is looking to add one more on Saturday. While the overall odds are with Rafa, Djokovic has more wins over Rafa on hard courts. Here are their head-to-head stats, courtesy of ATP:

ATP World Tour, Grand Slam, and Davis Cup Main Draw Results

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Djokovic, Novak
6-2, 7-6(1) Stats
2012 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 Stats
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3 Stats
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-1 Stats
2012 Australian Open
Australia
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 Stats
2011 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1 Stats
2011 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass F Djokovic, Novak
6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay F Djokovic, Novak
6-4, 6-4 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay F Djokovic, Novak
7-5, 6-4 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Stats
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Hard RR Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-2 Stats
2010 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Stats
2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Hard RR Djokovic, Novak
7-6(5), 6-3 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris
France
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-2, 6-3 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
OH, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-1, 6-4 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(9) Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-6(2), 6-2 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 2-6, 6-1 Stats
2009 ESP vs. SRB WG 1st RD
Spain
Clay RR Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-4, 6-1
2008 Beijing Olympics
China
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 1-6, 6-4
2008 ATP Masters Series Cincinnati
OH, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-1, 7-5 Stats
2008 London / Queen’s Club
Great Britain
Grass F Nadal, Rafael
7-6(6), 7-5 Stats
2008 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2, 7-6(3) Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Hamburg
Germany
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 2-6, 6-2 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2007 Tennis Masters Cup
China
Hard RR Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-4 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Canada
Montreal, Canada
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
7-5, 6-3 Stats
2007 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass S Nadal, Rafael
3-6, 6-1, 4-1 RET Stats
2007 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-4, 6-2 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Rome
Italy
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-3 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard Q Djokovic, Novak
6-3, 6-4 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 7-5 Stats
2006 Roland Garros
France
Clay Q Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-4 RET Stats

Rafa and Djokovic have not met on a hard court since their legendary five setter in the 2012 Australian Open final. Djokovic defeated Rafa in the semifinals in Montreal in 2007. Without a doubt, this is going to be a thrilling, nerve wracking match. Believe! Vamos Rafa!

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