Following wins over both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals last week, Novak Djokovic has leveled his head-to-head with both rivals as he enters 2016.
Djokovic has never led either player, but now stands 22-22 with Federer and 23-23 with Nadal after beating Federer 5 of 8 times this year and Rafa four times all in straight sets.
“They’re different rivalries,” Djokovic said of playing the two legends. “It’s hard to really compare. In terms of matches played, maybe the most exciting matches that I’ve played maybe the Nadal rivalry would be the one I would pick. Again, two different rivalries because two different players.
“Those two rivalries made me a better player, the player I am today, no doubt. Made me understand what I need to do both on and off the court to be able to be in this position now.”
He’s also 21-9 over No. 2 Andy Murray, 19-4 against No. 4 Stan Wawrinka and 21-2 over Tomas Berdych. So he has 19 or more wins vs everyone in the Top 6!
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