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And so here we are – the inevitable final, except it’s the semi-final. The five-setter in the other semi-final means we’re starting a tad later that expected – bad news for Novak and Rafa if they wanted to tuck into a spot of Turkey v Italy in the Euros, but there you go.
Novak leads this pair’s head-to-head meetings but only just – 29-28. It’s a different story on clay though, where Rafa, as you may expect holds a 19-7 advantage.
Djokovic 29-28 Overall
Djokovic 23-17 Best-of-3-Sets
Djokovic 15-13 Finals
Djokovic 16-13 ATP Masters 1000s
Tied 7-7 #ATPMasters1000 Finals
Nadal 19-7 Clay
Nadal 9-4 Clay Finals
Nadal 6-3 @InteBNLdItalia
Nadal 4-2 Rome Finals#IB21