- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will contest the 2020 Roland Garros final
- The Spaniard aims to clinch his 20th Grand Slam title and equal Roger Federer’s record
- The Serbian bids to become the first player in the Open era to complete the Career Grand Slam twice
PARIS, FRANCE – And then there were two. Novak Djokovic will face Rafa Nadal for the Roland Garros title. Both players can make history with a win.
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Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal in the most dense rivalry in the open era for the 56th time. The Serbian is 16-11 in the title-matches against the Spaniard who beat him in six of their seven clashes at Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic  v Rafa Nadal  | H2H: Djokovic leads 29-26
| Novak Djokovic’s Path to the Final|| Rafael Nadal’s Path to the Final|
|R1: Mikael Ymer 6-0, 6-2, 6-3||R1: Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-4, 6-2|
|R2: Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2||R2: Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3|
|R3: Daniel Elahi Galan [LL] 6-0, 6-3. 6-2||R3: Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0|
|R4: Karen Khachanov  6-4, 6-3, 6-3||R4: Sebastian Korda [Q] 6-1, 6-1, 6-2|
|QF: Pablo Carreno Busta  4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4||QF: Jannik Sinner 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1|
|SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas  6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1||SF: Diego Schwartzman  6-3 6-3 7-6(0)|
Who will win the 2020 Roland Garros Men’s Singles Title?
This is the 49th meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in a Grand Slam men’s singles final in the Open Era – and the 10th at Roland Garros. Of the 48 previous occasions, the No. 1 seed has won 25 times and the No. 2 seed has won 23 times.
Nadal is bidding to win his 20th Grand Slam title and equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. He is also bidding to become the 5th player in history, man or woman, to win 20 major titles.
Djokovic aims to win his 18th Grand Slam and the first in the Open Era to win each of the four Grand Slam titles twice. He could also become the third man in history to win the Australian Open and Roland Garros titles in the same year on multiple occasions.
In terms of match-wins, Nadal could clinch his 100th match-win at Roland Garros today. He would become just the fifth player, and second man, to record 100 match-wins at a Grand Slam event. Djokovic could instead record his 75th Roland Garros match-win.
Tied 4-4 in Grand Slam finals, Djokovic and Nadal will face in their 25th meeting on clay. Nadal has won the pair’s last 3 clay court meetings, with Djokovic’s last
victory on this surface coming in the quarterfinals at 2016 Rome-1000. Nadal leads their head-to-head on clay 17-7.
At Grand Slam level, no other player had beaten Nadal more than Djokovic and vice-versa. So, prepare for another epic battle. Nadal looked dominant on longer rallies, Djokovic almost untouchable whenever the game got tough. We expect a five-setter.
Prediction: Djokovic in five sets.
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