Two of the best players in tennis history will meet in the final of the French Open: Novak Djokovic Y Rafael Nadal. The number 1 and number 2 of the ranking respectively are old acquaintances and will contest the 56th clash between the two, he crossing that was repeated the most in the Open Era and second in Grand Slam tournaments (15) after Nadal-Federer (17). Nole reached the definition after eliminating Stefanos Tsitsipas and the one from Manacor did the same before Diego schwartzman.
He record between Djokovic and Nadal is led by Serbian 29-26, being the first confrontation between both in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2006, with the Spanish victory by 6-4 double and retirement, while the last took place in the ATP Cup of this 2020, with the victory of Belgrade by 6 -2 and 7-6 (4).
In Grand Slam tournaments The story is different, since the one who leads is the left-handed 9-6. Do not face in a Major since the final of the 2019 Australian Open, when Djokovic won 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3 to win the trophy. The tournament in this category that saw them face the most on a field is Roland Garros, seven times. Although the advantage is for Nadal, six to one, the Serbian is one of the two players (the Swede Robin Soderling is the other) who was able to beat Manacor in Paris. It was in the quarterfinals of the 2015 edition. To this we must add that, despite being 7-17 down on clay, those seven victories for Belgrade represent the largest number of defeats in brick dust at the hands of the same player that the manacorí suffered.
In the final of the French Open the ninth crossing will be played in said instance of a Major, with the track record equaled four. The Spaniard was the winner in the 2010 and 2013 US Open tournaments and at Roland Garros in 2012 and 2014. While Nole was champion after defeating Nadal at Wimbledon and US Open 2011 and Australian Open 2012 and 2019.