Federer will finish his career having beaten and lost to Novak Djokovic at all four majors. Also, Roger will complete his career having beaten Djokovic the first time they met at all four Grand Slams and lost the last time they met at all four majors.
At the Australian Open, the last match between them was in 2020. Then, Djokovic beat Federer in straight sets to win his place in the final. Before that match, the two clashed at Wimbledon in 2019. This time, Djokovic won in 5 sets.
The last US Open encounter between the two tennis icons happened in 2015. It was the final round. Djokovic won in 4 sets. As for Roland Garros, Novak and Roger met there the last time in 2012, when Djokovic won in straight sets a spot into the final.
Djokovic will play alongside Federer at Laver Cup
Novak Djokovic arrived in London on Tuesday, joining Roger Federer at the fifth edition of the Laver Cup. Novak and Roger met on the court at O2 Arena, and the Serb feels honored to compete in the same team at Roger’s last tournament of his career.
Related: Novak Djokovic joins Roger Federer in London. Federer will end his tennis journey on Friday, deciding to retire following three knee surgeries and a long struggle to get back and compete injury-free. Novak and Roger met in that memorable 2019 Wimbledon final, the last at Majors for the Swiss.
The Serb saved two match points and prevailed in just under five hours. Two great rivals played their last match at the 2020 Australian Open when Novak earned the semi-final victory. Federer and Djokovic competed on the same side of the court during Novak’s previous Laver Cup visit in Chicago 2018.
The Swiss and the Serb used the opportunity to play their first and only doubles match on an opening day. They faced Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson and experienced a 6-7, 6-3, 10-6 loss in an hour and 35 minutes. Novak and Roger fought well, especially in the first set. Still, it was not enough to score a win after losing ground on the return in the match tie break.