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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785680 2006: French Open quarterfinals (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4 Ret.) 2006%3A+French+Open+quarterfinals+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-4+Ret.%29 Tennis

In the pair's first meeting, Djokovic retires and Nadal gets the win. But the Serb's French Open quarterfinal appearance propels him up the rankings.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785685 2007: Indian Wells (Nadal wins 6-2, 7-5) 2007%3A+Indian+Wells+%28Nadal+wins+6-2%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Nadal beats Djokovic in the duo's first final together.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785683 2007 Wimbledon semifinal (Nadal wins 3-6, 6-1, 4-1 Ret) 2007+Wimbledon+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+3-6%2C+6-1%2C+4-1+Ret%29 Tennis

Despite winning the first set, Djokovic got hurt and was forced to retire. That gave Nadal a ticket to the final, where he lost to Roger Federer.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785687 2007 Masters Cup round robin (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4) 2007+Masters+Cup+round+robin+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Nadal stays dominant, eliminating Djokovic during Masters Cup round-robin play in Shanghai.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785688 2008 Cincinnati semifinal (Djokovic wins 6-1, 7-5) 2008+Cincinnati+semifinal+%28Djokovic+wins+6-1%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Cincinnati semifinal, only to lose to Roger Federer in the final.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29788200 2008 Beijing Olympics semifinal (Nadal wins 6-4, 1-6, 6-4) 2008+Beijing+Olympics+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+1-6%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Djokovic settled for an Olympic bronze medal after losing to Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal captured gold.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29788201 2009 Madrid semifinal (Nadal wins 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(9)) 2009+Madrid+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+3-6%2C+7-6%285%29%2C+7-6%289%29%29 Tennis

Djokovic did not go down easily in Madrid, winning the first set and forcing Nadal into two set tiebreakers.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29788205 2010 US Open final (Nadal wins 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2) 2010+US+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+5-7%2C+6-4%2C+6-2%29 Tennis

Nadal needed four sets to dispatch the Serb and earn his third Slam title of 2010.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785691 2011 Indian Wells final (Djokovic wins 4-6, 6-3, 6-2) 2011+Indian+Wells+final+%28Djokovic+wins+4-6%2C+6-3%2C+6-2%29 Tennis

Nadal snagged the first set in the desert, but Djokovic was just too much for the Spaniard, easily winning the next two.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29785678 2011: Miami final (Djokovic wins 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)) 2011%3A+Miami+final+%28Djokovic+wins+4-6%2C+6-3%2C+7-6%284%29%29 Tennis

Djokovic rallies from a set down in Florida to defeat Nadal for the second straight tournament.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29807025 2011: Rome final (Djokovic wins 6-4, 6-4) 2011%3A+Rome+final+%28Djokovic+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Djokovic enjoys some time with the trophy after beating Nadal in the men's final in Rome and running his record for the season to 37-0.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 29956740 2011: Wimbledon final (Djokovic wins 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3) 2011%3A+Wimbledon+final+%28Djokovic+wins+6-4%2C+6-1%2C+1-6%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in 2011 to win the Wimbledon title. Djokovic also claimed the No. 1 ranking, bumping Nadal to No. 2.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 30610536 2011: US Open final (Djokovic wins 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1) 2011%3A+US+Open+final+%28Djokovic+wins+6-2%2C+6-4%2C+6-7%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

Rafael Nadal lost to Novak Djokovic for the sixth time this year. He never won a match against the No. 1-ranked player in 2011.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31035908 2012: Australian Open final (Djokovic wins 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5) 2012%3A+Australian+Open+final+%28Djokovic+wins+5-7%2C+6-4%2C+6-2%2C+6-7%285%29%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Djokovic outlasted Nadal in this five-set thriller that took five hours and 53 minutes to play, making it the longest Grand Slam final match ever. This was Djokovic's third time winning the Australian Open.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 30933367 2012: Monte Carlo final (Nadal wins 6-3, 6-1) 2012%3A+Monte+Carlo+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-3%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

Rafael Nadal picked up a big win over Novak Djokovic at the 2012 Monte Carlo Masters tournament in Monaco. Not only was the victory Nadal's eighth straight Monte Carlo title, but it also ended his string of seven consecutive losses to Djokovic in title matches. It also improved Nadal's all-time record against his rival. Nadal's edge vs. Djokovic is now 17-14.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31037343 2012: Italian Open final (Nadal wins 7-5, 6-3) 2012%3A+Italian+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on the red clay to take his sixth Italian Open title in Rome. Nadal also regained some momentum in his rivalry with Djokovic winning their last two meetings.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31103520 2012: French Open final (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5) 2012%3A+French+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-3%2C+2-6%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Nadal and Djokovic battled in a two-day, rain-plagued final at Roland Garros. Nadal earned the victory and a record seventh French Open title.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31902686 2013: Monte Carlo final (Djokovic wins 6-2, 7-6(1)) 2013%3A+Monte+Carlo+final+%28Djokovic+wins+6-2%2C+7-6%281%29%29 Tennis

Djokovic stunned Nadal on the Spaniard's beloved clay just a month ahead of the French Open with a relatively easy straight-sets win, serving notice that he would be a contender at Roland Garros. It was Djokovic's third career win over Nadal on the red dirt.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31902685 2013: French Open semifinal (Nadal wins 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7) 2013%3A+French+Open+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+3-6%2C+6-1%2C+6-7%283%29%2C+9-7%29 Tennis

In a match as stirring as the score line indicates, Nadal had to come back from a break down in the fifth set to continue his winning ways at Roland Garros. He would beat countryman David Ferrer two days later to win his record eighth French Open title.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31902689 2013: Montreal semifinal (Nadal wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2)) 2013%3A+Montreal+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+3-6%2C+7-6%282%29%29 Tennis

Nadal scored his first hard-court victory over Djokovic since 2010 and sent a strong message just ahead of the US Open with the three-set victory. Nadal went on to win the tournament for his ninth title of the year.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31902688 2013: US Open final (Nadal wins 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1) 2013%3A+US+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-2%2C+3-6%2C+6-4%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

Nadal parlayed the strong hard-court results into his second career title in Flushing Meadows, squashing a Djokovic rally in the middle sets. It was the Spaniard's 13th career Grand Slam triumph.

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Tennis 199 43 Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic rivalry 31902687 Historic rivalry Historic+rivalry Tennis

Forget Federer — this is the marquee rivalry in tennis. The 2013 US Open final marked the 37th time Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have played each other, a record in the Open Era. Nadal leads the overall series 22-15 and is currently enjoying perhaps his best year ever, but Djokovic hasn't been without his moments over the years. Take a look back at some of their most memorable matches.

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