Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal in the final of French Open 2020. Follow live score and updates from the last day of Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal in the final of 2020 French Open. AP
Preview: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be facing each other for the 56th time when they play in the French Open final to close the unusual 2020 Grand Slam season. That is the most meetings between two men in the sport’s professional era. Djokovic leads 29-26 overall.
Nadal leads 6-1 at Roland Garros, a tournament he has won 12 times. If Nadal gets No. 13, that would give him 20 Grand Slam titles total, tying Roger Federer’s record for men.
Djokovic is trying to become the first man among the Big Three to own two trophies from each Grand Slam tournament. He has 17 in all. So either Nadal will pull even with Federer for the first time since they were tied with zero apiece, or Djokovic will gain on the leading duo and the totals will read 20-19-18.
Djokovic is ranked No. 1 and is 37-1 this season. Nadal is No. 2 and is 99-2 in his French Open career.
Djokovic said about Nadal: "He’s definitely my greatest rival.” And Nadal called Djokovic “one of the toughest opponents possible.”
(With AP inputs)