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Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Epic encounter expected in 2020 French Open final

  • Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal in the French Open final
  • Djokovic is ranked World No.1 and is 40-1 in 2020
  • The Serbian leads 29-26 against Nadal in the head to head
  • Rafael Nadal leads 17-7 against Novak Djokovic on clay courts
  • The Spanish World No.2. has won 12 French Open titles
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Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic contest the 2020 French Open final on Sunday (Getty Images)


The two best players in men’s tennis contest the 2020 French Open final at Roland Garros on Sunday. Novak Djokovic has been unbeatable in 2020, can he overcome 12 time French Open champion Rafael Nadal?

Novak Djokovic Stats


Nationality: Serbia
Age: 33 (22 May 1987)
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 1
Career High: 1 (July 2011)
Career Singles Titles: 81
2020 Singles Titles: 4
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 (8 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open)
French Open Best Result: Winner (2016)

Novak Djokovic Form


Novak Djokovic has been in exceptional form in 2020, winning all six matches at the ATP Cup to help Serbia win the title. He won the Australian Open, Dubai and Western and Southern Open.

Djokovic reached the US Open round of 16, but was disqualified in bizarre circumstances. The Serbian put that disappointment behind him by winning the Italian Open, beating Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 in the final.

Novak Djokovic won his first four matches at the 2020 French Open in straight sets. He met Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals, the Spaniard winning the first set before Djokovic triumphed 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4.

The World No.1 faced his toughest test in the semi-finals, but came through 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1 against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 34 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 85
2020 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 19 (1 Australian Open, 12 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open)
French Open Best Result: Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal suffered a quarter-final exit at the 2020 Australian Open. The World No.2 then won in Acapulco, beating Taylor Harry Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final. 

Nadal returned to action at the Italian Open, going down 6-2 7-5 to Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals. The 12-time French Open winner hasn’t lost a set at Roland Garros in 2020 and won 110-46 games in the tournament.

The Spaniard beat Egor Gerasimov, Mackenzie McDonald, Stefano Travaglia, Sebastian Korda and Jannik Sinner in straight sets. He had a rematch against Schwartzman in the semi-finals.

There was no upset this time, Schwartzman creating 12-9 break points but taking only three (25%), Nadal converting six (67%). 

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Head to Head


Novak Djokovic has a 29-26 advantage against Rafael Nadal in the head to head. Djokovic won the last meeting 6-2 7-6 at the 2020 ATP Cup.

Nadal leads 17-7 on clay courts, winning the last encounter 6-0 4-6 6-1 on clay in the 2019 Italian Open final.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Odds


Rafael Nadal is a 1.70 favourite at Unibet with Novak Djokovic priced at 2.30 at bet365.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Match Up


Novak Djokovic leads the head to head against Rafael Nadal but on clay courts Nadal has been too good. Nadal won the first 9 meetings on clay, he is 8-7 since to lead 17-7 overall. 

They have met at the French Open seven times. Nadal won the first six but Djokovic won the latest encounter 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the 2015 French Open quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal Stats


  • Novak Djokovic is ranked World No.1.
  • Novak Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slams.
  • Novak Djokovic is 40-1 in 2020.
  • Novak Djokovic leads 29-26 against Rafael Nadal in the head to head. 
  • Rafael Nadal leads 17-7 against Novak Djokovic on clay courts.
  • Rafael Nadal is ranked World No.2.
  • Rafael Nadal has won 19 Grand Slams.
  • Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open singles titles.

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Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal will be played in the 2020 French Open final.

When is Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal being played?

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal will be played at 14.00 BST on Sunday 11 October 2020.

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Verdict

Novak Djokovic has been unbeatable in 2020 and won his last match against Rafael Nadal at the French Open. 

Nadal allowed more break points against Schwartzman in the semi’s but the Argentine couldn’t convert. Djokovic is unlikely to be as forgiving with value on the Serbian winning an epic match in Paris.

Best Bet: Over 40.5 Total Games @-106.38 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Novak Djokovic Win Winner @+130 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: 5 Sets Total Sets @+220 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Novak Djokovic Win 3-2 Set Betting @+550 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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