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Stats Prove Novak Djokovic Has Dominated Rafael Nadal And Roger Federer For The Past 10 Years

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Stats Prove Novak Djokovic Has Dominated Rafael Nadal And Roger Federer For The Past 10 Years

Novak Djokovic's incredible French Open title win on Sunday has added to his domination over tennis in the past 10 years.

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Djokovic came from two sets down on Sunday to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in an epic final, lasting four hours and 11 minutes.

It was the exact same time it took him to beat 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal on Friday evening in the incredible semi-final between the pair, only Nadal's third ever loss at the French Open, and he became the first man in the open era to win a Grand Slam title having comeback from two sets down, also pulling it off in the fourth round vs Lorenzo Musetti.

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Having won the Australian Open earlier in the year, the 34-year-old, is now just one 'Slam' win behind both Nadal and Roger Federer, with the trio having dominated the sport for over a decade.

Tennis fans always talk about the era of the 'big three' but the Serb's domination since 2011 actually suggests it's just his era.

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Of the 15 slams between Federer and Nadal in the past 10 years, eight of them have been won by Nadal at Roland Garros, with Federer only winning four of them.

The Swiss star, often considered the greatest of all time, is five years older than his rival and won an amazing 12 Slams before Djokovic won one.

However, with the Serb so much younger than his rival, and a year younger than Nadal, whose only won three non French Open slams in 10 years, he has plenty of time to overtake the pair's joint record of 20 slams.

Djokovic and Nadal's semi-final was one of the best matches ever seen. Image: PA Images
Djokovic and Nadal's semi-final was one of the best matches ever seen. Image: PA Images
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Djokovic could make some incredible history this year, having won both Slams so far, with a calendar Grand Slam, and potentially even a Golden Grand Slam in his sights.

Should he win both Wimbledon and the US Open then he'd be the first man in the open era to win all the singles competitions at the Slams in one calendar year.

He could go a step further and win gold at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, which would make an incredible year.

How many Slams do you think Djokovic will finish on?

Topics: Rafael Nadal, roger federer, Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic

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