China Open Final: Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time: 4 pm local, 4 am EDT (US), 10 am CET (Madrid), 9 am BST (London)

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On his last day as No. 1, Novak Djokovic will face our champion Rafael Nadal in the China Open final. Rafa has won their past three meetings to widen his lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry to 22-15, though Nole still maintains the 11-7 edge on hard courts. Rafa holds marks of 13-3 on clay and 2-1 on grass. VAMOS RAFA!

Nadal will return to No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday for the first time since the week of June 27, 2011. Nadal, who won the title here in 2005 and an Olympic gold medal in 2008, is trying to finish No. 1 for the first time since 2010 and the third time overall (also ’08). Nadal comes in with a 26-0 season record on hard courts and a 22-match winning streak since losing in the first round at Wimbledon (l. to Darcis) on June 24. The 27-year-old Spaniard is appearing in his 13th final in 14 tournaments this year and he leads the ATP World Tour with 10 titles and a 65-3 match record. He also is a career-best 18-1 vs. Top 10 opponents with his only loss to Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo final in April. If he wins the title, it will match his career-high of 11 in 2005. He is appearing in his 84th career final (60-23 record).

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
Montreal, Canada
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2) Stats
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

3 comments

  1. VAMOS RAFA ERES EL MEJOR Y ASI LO HAS DEMOSTRADO A PESAR DE TU LESION. GRANDE RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Rafa, just think of the match against Fognini: that’s how GREAT u are! You only have to beat Djock on Sunday, that’s all ! 😉 VAAAMOOOSSS # ONE!!! Rafans & Rafaholics are ALL behind u!!!

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