Aug. Novak Djokovic setzt sich im Finale in Cincinnati gegen Rekord-Grand-Slam- Sieger Roger Federer durch. Mit diesem Triumph schreibt der. vor 6 Tagen Im Halbfinal von Paris-Bercy kommt es zum Duell zwischen dem Schweizer und dem Serben. Das Timing könnte passen. Federer vs. Djokovic: Die besten Bilder des Wimbledon-Finals - Blick. Wimbledon. Roger Federer muss sich wieder im Final geschlagen geben. Reuters.
It was the first Wimbledon final played between the two and was their second meeting in a Major final.
At 3 hours and 56 minutes the match was also their longest encounter. It was a highly epic contest, with Federer winning the first set and Djokovic winning the next two.
Federer saved a championship point in the fourth set before he came back to force a fifth set. Djokovic hung on to win it for his second Wimbledon title.
Djokovic further became the first man to defeat Federer in all four of the Grand Slams. The two met again in the Wimbledon Gentleman's Singles final with Djokovic defeating Federer once again.
The two players have played six times at the US Open with the series tied at 3—3. Djokovic began strongly in the final and broke Federer in the eleventh game of the first set.
With Djokovic serving for the set, Federer saved five set points to come back and claim the first set in a tiebreak.
Djokovic quickly gained a break lead in the second set, but was unable to serve it out as Federer came back again, saving two set points to force the set to a tiebreak which he claimed as well.
In the third set, Federer was able to stay ahead on serve. He closed out the match in the tenth game by breaking Djokovic's serve to win the contest in straight sets.
The two subsequently played each other for five consecutive years at the US Open. After the first meeting that took place in the final, the next four meetings all occurred in the semifinals.
The next year in , Federer again defeated Djokovic in a four-set semifinal  on his way to winning the US Open for the fifth straight time.
It was Federer's 40th straight win at the venue as he advanced to his sixth straight US Open final. Their next two meetings at the tournament in and were five-set matches.
Both were won by Djokovic and on both occasions he saved two match points. In the fifth set of the semifinal , Federer led 5—4 and had two match points on Djokovic's serve but couldn't convert them.
Djokovic held, broke Federer's serve, and then held again to win the match 7—5. Djokovic was in disbelief that he'd won, putting an end to Federer's run of six straight US Open finals.
If it goes in, it goes in. I managed to come back. I was very lucky. In the semifinal , Federer started the match strongly as he took the opening set in a tiebreak and won the second set comfortably.
Djokovic won the next set, and claimed the fourth set as well to come back and force the match into a deciding fifth set.
Federer recovered to gain a 5—3 lead and had two match points on his own serve. Djokovic saved the first match point with a return winner and went on to win four games in a row to win the match once again by the same score of 7—5 in the fifth.
It was a tough year in terms of some tough losses at some crucial stages of the season but look, it's not the first time it's happened. The two then played in the US Open Final.
Djokovic exemplified his development into the world's best player with a thrilling 6—4 5—7 6—4 6—4 victory.
Federer has won a record 20 grand slam titles including an all-time record of 11 hard court grand slams Australian Open and US Open.
Djokovic has won 14 grand slams titles including 9 grand slams on hard courts. Djokovic and Federer are the only players to have won at least 9 majors on hard courts.
This is the third rivalry after Federer — Nadal and Djokovic — Nadal where two players have won at least ten majors each.
Federer and Djokovic have also met nineteen times in Masters tournaments, with thirteen of the meetings taking place on hard court and six on clay.
Federer and Djokovic have met in every Masters on hard court: On clay, they've met in Monte Carlo and Rome , but have never played each other in Madrid.
The majority of their matches have taken place at the semifinal stage with ten meetings, while only five of their Masters meetings have been in a final.
Their first ever career meeting came in in the first round of Monte Carlo where Federer defeated Djokovic in three sets. Federer and Djokovic have met four times in the Cincinnati finals.
The first final in saw Federer win 6—1, 7—5. Their second encounter in saw Federer dominate the first set 6—0 and take a tightly contested second set 7—6.
Their third match came in the final with Federer once again prevailing in straight sets, 7—6, 6—3. In , Djokovic won Cincinnati for the first time, defeating Federer in the finals , Djokovic has defeated Federer once in the Montreal final.
In addition to Montreal and Rome, Federer has never won Monte Carlo but has defeated Djokovic there in ,  ,  and Federer and Djokovic met in the semifinals of Miami in Federer won the opening set but lost the second set.
Federer fell behind 0—2 in the third set and then proceeded to smash his racquet after netting another forehand. It was the first time in seven years that Federer had destroyed a racquet.
I don't care any more. I'm moving over to clay, a new chapter. In , Federer beat Djokovic in the Toronto semifinals in their longest Masters encounter to date,  but went on to lose the final to Andy Murray.
Federer won Cincinnati for the fifth time and it was the first bagel set in the rivalry which saw Djokovic's record in Cincinnati finals fall to 0—4.
They next met again in the Paris Bercy semifinals in where Djokovic beat Federer  en route to winning the title over David Ferrer.
Federer was down a break in the third set and made a comeback, but Djokovic hung on to win it in a tiebreaker. Federer's win put an end to Djokovic's match streak of winning matches played in China that began at the China Open in and lasted for just over two years.
In they met again in the final at Cincinnati, with Djokovic prevailing in straight sets, in doing so becoming the first player to win all Masters tournaments.
Later that year, they played in the semi-finals of Paris Bercy, with Djokovic prevailing in an epic three set match. Novak Djokovic has won 32 Masters titles and Roger Federer has won Both players have won the most Masters titles on hard courts in the Open Era.
Djokovic has won 24 and Federer Notes A Federer's Madrid titles; one came on hard court in , one came on red clay in , and the most recent one came on blue clay in Djokovic's Madrid titles came on red clay in and Federer had won Hamburg four times prior, while Djokovic had never won Hamburg.
Federer defeated Djokovic soundly in the semifinals  on the way to winning his fifth title at the Year-End Championships. After winning their semifinal matches, they met in the final where Djokovic beat Federer to go 5—0 and win the tournament for the second time in his career.
The edition saw the pair drawn to play each other in the same group for the first and only time in their careers. In , Federer and Djokovic both went 3—0 in their respective groups.
They were scheduled to meet in the final but Federer was forced to withdraw due to a back injury after he had won a grueling semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka.
It was the first time in the history of the Year-End Championships that no final match was contested. Federer defeated Djokovic in the round robin stage, ending Djokovic's win streak.
Federer has won the most titles in the open era as he has a record 6 YEC titles, Djokovic is ranked second on the list and is tied with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl at 5 titles each.
The two most commonly meet on hard courts, with 36 of their 47 matches taking place on the surface, and Djokovic leading 19— Djokovic leads 6—4 in hard court grand slam matches, with a 3—3 tie at the US Open and Djokovic leading 3—1 at the Australian Open.
They met in four straight US Open semifinals from to , which is a record. They also met in three semifinals in Australia, in , , and Hard court is widely considered to be Djokovic's best surface with Djokovic himself stating that it is his most successful and preferred surface.
Statistically Federer is the best hard court player of the Open Era. He has the most hard court titles of all time with 60, while Djokovic is fourth all-time with 52 titles.
Djokovic broke the record at the Australian Open after winning the title for a fifth time in Melbourne. Djokovic is undefeated in Australian Open finals with a 6—0 record while Federer has a 6—1 record.
At the US Open for a ten-year stretch from to , either Federer or Djokovic appeared in the final match. In US Open finals, Federer has a 5—2 record while Djokovic has not fared as well having a 3—5 record.
Hard court surfaces vary widely in terms of court speed and even at particular events the speed of the courts can be different year to year based on the construction of the court surface.
Djokovic has had most success on gritty, slow hard courts such as the Australian Open, Indian Wells, and Miami where he has a 7—1 advantage.
In their first meeting at a major, Federer defeated Djokovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open in on his way to winning the tournament.
Federer was serving for the first set but Djokovic saved six set points to come back and claim the set in a tiebreak.
Federer responded by quickly winning the second set to draw level. The third set went to another tiebreak which Djokovic won to claim the match.
It was Djokovic's first career win over Federer and it in turn prevented Federer from ever winning in Montreal.
As of , Federer has not won the Canadian Open when it was held in Montreal. Federer's loss in Montreal was also his first career loss in a US Open series final, but he responded by winning Cincinnati the next week.
At the US Open , the strong play of both men continued as they met for a rematch in the final. Djokovic advanced to the first major final of his career where Federer defeated Djokovic in a memorable encounter.
This time, it was Federer would come back to win the first set in a tiebreak. Federer saved a total of seven set points in both the first and second sets to go on and win the match in straight sets.
The win saw Federer claim his fourth consecutive US Open title. Five months later they met in the semifinals of the Australian Open , where Djokovic defeated Federer in straight sets  and went on to win the first major of his career when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final.
Federer commented after the loss, "I've created a monster, so I know I need to always win every tournament. But semis is still pretty good. Winning every other week, you know, lose a set and people say I'm playing bad.
On clay courts, they are tied with a head-to-head record of 4—4 with six of their eight meetings taking place in semifinals.
Due to the dominance of Rafael Nadal on clay, it's rare for Federer and Djokovic to encounter each other on the surface and have only once faced each other in a clay final, in the ATP Internazionali BNL d'Italia finals, with victory of Djokovic in straight sets.
When they do meet on clay, it's still often an unpredictable encounter. They've split their two French Open semifinals with Federer winning in  and Djokovic winning the rematch in Of the three surfaces, clay is considered to be the least successful surface for both Federer and Djokovic, despite the fact that both players are highly proficient on clay as all-court players.
Over the years, Federer and Djokovic have more often than not advanced deep into the important clay tournaments only to lose to Rafael Nadal. Federer and Djokovic have a combined record of just 9—29 against Nadal on clay.
From to , Federer was considered to be Nadal's only formidable opponent on clay. Nadal went undefeated on clay in ; and as of , Djokovic has since become the main adversary for Nadal on the dirt.
To date, Federer has beaten Nadal twice on clay and has 11 clay titles, while Djokovic has beaten Nadal seven times on clay and has 13 clay titles.
Federer lost to Nadal in , , , , and  winning four sets in the process, while Djokovic as well lost to Nadal in ,  ,  and  without winning a single set.
From to , Federer was Nadal's only considerable test at Roland Garros, as he was the only man at the time even capable of winning sets against Nadal on clay.
Federer lost three close finals to Nadal on clay in , winning a set in Monte Carlo ,  another two sets in Rome ,  and a fourth set at the French Open.
Federer beat Nadal in the Hamburg final in , putting an end to Nadal's unprecedented match winning streak on clay. He pushed Nadal to three sets in the Hamburg semifinals and won his first clay set against Nadal.
At Roland Garros , Djokovic and Federer both soundly lost to Nadal for the third straight year which saw Nadal steamroll to his fourth French Open win without losing a set in the tournament.
Djokovic won his second clay set against Nadal at Monte Carlo in  and then pushed him even further to three match points in their epic semifinal in Madrid.
Federer lost the Madrid title to Nadal in a rematch. How will Federer adjust in Shanghai, after more than a month off from tournament tennis?
This year he could face a challenge in his opener, from Daniil Medvedev, a young Russian who just beat Kei Nishikori in the final of the level event in Tokyo.
On the plus side, he reached the final without dropping a set. On the minus side, just when he appeared to be the man to beat, he was beaten, in the final, by relatively unheralded Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Delpo reached the final in Shanghai in , and the semis last year; more important, what looked to be a difficult section of the draw has opened up a bit in the last 24 hours, as Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka have been sent packing.
Borna Coric, potentially, in the third round, and Dominic Thiem in the quarters. By now, the No. The German is this year and has established himself as a Top 5 player.
A turnaround will come eventually, but is Shanghai the place for it to start? He could also be tasked with a tough opener, against either Denis Shapovalov or Basalishvili; both of those guys will bring the rallies to Zverev, and may be better equipped for this surface.