Head-to-Head

Updated: after Roland Garros 2015

Stats of the doubles ‘Head to Head’ is not available neither on the ATP nor ITF website, therefore I thought that I would prepare it for players who have created the biggest singles rivalries in the Open era. Below you can check out doubles H2H’s involving players who met the most times in singles (at least 20 matches). Clicking on a link, you are directed onto the ATP website to look at particular singles H2Hs.

# In the picture Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe in Paris (left: after their Roland Garros final 1984, right: before their last meeting at the Champions Tour 2010).
H2H’s of active players on the right side. There’s also additional info if players were teamed up in some tournaments.
46 (25-21) – Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic (23-21 & 2-0)
Montreal 2009, 1R: R.Nadal / F.Roig d. N.Djokovic / D.Vemic 7-5, 6-4
Doha 2015, SF: R.Nadal / J.Monaco d. N.Djokovic / F.Krajinovic 7-6(3) 6-1
They played one tournament as a team
44 (22-22) – Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe (21-15 & 1-7)
Memphis 1980, SF: J.McEnroe / B.Gottfried d. I.Lendl / R.Tanner 7-6, 6-3
Milan 1980, SF: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / B.Scanlon 6-2, 6-2
Toronto 1982, SF: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / J.Brabenec 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
San Francisco 1983, F: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / V.Van Patten 6-1, 6-2
Forest Hills 1984, 2R: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / R.Meyer 6-4, 6-4
World Team Cup 1984, F: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / T.Smid 6-1, 6-2
Wimbledon 1985, 2R: J.McEnroe / P.Fleming d. I.Lendl / C.Fancutt 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Key Biscayne 1987, 1R: I.Lendl / B.Scanlon d. J.McEnroe / M.Mitchell 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
41 (28-13) Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg (25-10 & 3-3)
Brussels 1985, 1R: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. B.Becker / J.Lloyd 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Boca West 1986, SF: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. B.Becker / S.Zivojinovic 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
Davis Cup 1988: B.Becker / E.Jelen d. S.Edberg / A.Jarryd 3-6, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Miami 1991, 1R: B.Becker / S.Zivojinovic d. S.Edberg / S.Salumaa 7-5, 7-6
Stuttgart 1992, 2R: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. B.Becker / M.Stich 6-3, 7-6
Queens Club 1993, 2R: B.Becker / P.Kuhnen d. S.Edberg / J.Frana 7-5, 6-4
They played one tournament as a team.
39 – Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic (20-19 & none)
36 (25-11) – Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer (23-10 & 2-1)
Indian Wells 2004, 2R: R.Nadal / T.Robredo d. R.Federer / Y.Allegro 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Rome 2007, 1R: R.Nadal / C.Moya d. R.Federer / S.Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(5)
Indian Wells 2011, SF: R.Federer / S.Wawrinka d. R.Nadal / M.Lopez 7-5, 6-3
35 – Ivan Lendl vs. Jimmy Connors (22-13 & none)
34 – John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors (20-14 & none)
34 – Pete Sampras vs. Andre Agassi (20-14 & none)
32 (26-6) – Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer (23-6 & 3-0)
Dubai 2006, 1R: R.Nadal / F.Lopez d. D.Ferrer / A.Seppi 6-3, 7-5
Barcelona 2007, 1R: R.Nadal / B.Salva d. D.Ferrer / F.Vicente 6-3, 6-4
Montreal 2013, 1R: P.Andujar / R.Nadal d.  D.Ferrer / F.Lopez 6-7(2), 6-1, [12-10]
They played two tournaments as a team.
31 (16-15) – Ivan Lendl vs. Stefan Edberg (13-14 & 3-1)
World Team Cup 1984, RR: I.Lendl / T.Smid d. S.Edberg / A.Jarryd 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Wembley 1984, QF: I.Lendl / A.Gomez d. S.Edberg / A.Jarryd 6-4, 7-5
Queens Club 1990, QF: I.Lendl / H.Leconte d. S.Edberg / P.Sampras 7-6, 6-4
Queens Club 1993, 1R: S.Edberg / J.Frana d. I.Lendl / C.Van Rensburg 6-4, 6-4
They played two tournaments as a team.
30 (16-14) – Brian Gottfried vs. Raul Ramirez (15-10; 1-4)
Roland Garros 1973; 1R: B.Gottfried / D.Stockton d. M.Lara / R.Ramirez 4-6, 6-2, 8-6
New Delhi 1973, QF: J.McManus / R.Ramirez d. P.Gerken / B.Gottfried 6-3, 9-7
St. Petersburg 1974, 1R: B.Mottram / R.Ramirez d. B.Gottfried / D.Stockton 6-4, 6-7, 7-6
Lacosta 1974; 1R: J.Hrebec / R.Ramirez d. B.Gottfried / D.Stockton 6-4, 6-2
Las Vegas 1974; 1R: C.Pasarell / R.Ramirez d. B.Gottfried / D.Stockton 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
They played 142 (!) tournaments as a team.
29 (18-11) – Roger Federer vs. Lleyton Hewitt (18-9 & 0-2)
Indian Wells 2001, 2R: L.Hewitt / P.Rafter d. R.Federer / D.Hrbaty 6-3, 6-4
Davis Cup 2012: C.Guccione / L.Hewitt d. R.Federer / S.Wawrinka 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(5)
They played one tournament as a team.
27 – Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray (19-8)
They played two tournaments as a team.
25 (14-12) – Ivan Lendl vs. Boris Becker (11-10 & 3-1)
Wembley 1984, SF: I.Lendl / A.Gomez d. B.Becker / E.Sanchez 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
Davis Cup 1985: B.Becker / A.Maurer d. I.Lendl / T.Smid 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
Tokyo 1985, QF: I.Lendl / A.Gomez d. B.Becker / S.Zivojinovic 7-6(2), 6-3
Tokyo 1986, QF: I.Lendl / A.Gomez d. B.Becker / E.Jelen 6-4, 7-5
24 (16-8) – Ivan Lendl vs. Mats Wilander (15-7 & 1-1)
Australian Open 1984, 3R: M.Wilander / J.Nystrom d. I.Lendl / V.Amritraj 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
World Team Cup 1985, RR: I.Lendl / T.Smid d. M.Wilander / A.Jarryd 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
They played one tournament as a team.
24 – Jim Courier vs. Michael Chang (12-12 & none)
24 – Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick (21-3 & none)
24 (13-11) –  Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray (12-11 & 1-0)
Davis Cup 2005: Y.Allegro / R.Federer d. A.Murray / G.Rusedski 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-2
24 (18-6) – Jimmy Connors vs. Roscoe Tanner (17-4 & 1-2)
Los Angeles 1974, 2R: A.Ashe / R.Tanner d. J.Connors / S.Segura 6-4, 6-4
Stockholm 1975, QF: C.Pasarell / R.Tanner d. J.Connors / I.Nastase 7-6, 6-1
London 1975, SF: J.Connors / I.Nastase d. C.Pasarell / R.Tanner 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
They played two tournaments as a team.
24 (13-11) – Stefan Edberg vs. Mats Wilander (9-11; 4-0)
Stockholm 1984, 2R: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. M.Wilander / J.Nystrom 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Cincinnati 1985, F: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. M.Wilander / J.Nystrom 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Masters 1986, F: S.Edberg / A.Jarryd d. M.Wilander / J.Nystrom 6-1, 7-6
Rotterdam 1986, SF: S.Edberg / S.Zivojinovic d. M.Wilander / J.Nystrom 6-3, 6-4
They played two tournaments as a team.
23 –  Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych (19-4 & none)
23 – Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors (15-8 & none)
They played one tournament as a team.
23 – Bjorn Borg vs. Guillermo Vilas (17-5 & 1-0)
Roland Garros 1974, QF: B.Borg / A.Metreveli d. T.Vazquez / G.Vilas 7-5, 6-4
They played ten tournaments as a team.
22 Andre Agassi vs. Michael Chang (15-7 & none)
22 (17-5)  – Pete Sampras vs. Jim Courier (16-4 & 1-1)
Rome 1991, 1R: P.Sampras / B.Gilbert d. J.Courier / P.McEnroe 6-4, 6-4
Montreal 1991, 2R: J.Courier / J.Hlasek d. P.Sampras / P.McEnroe 7-6, 6-4
They played 24 (!) tournaments as a team.
22 Pete Sampras vs. Todd Martin (18-4 & none)
They played two tournaments as a team. 
22 (20-2)Roger Federer vs. Nikolay Davydenko (19-2 & 1-0)
Dubai 2007: Y.Allegro / R.Federer vs. N.Davydenko / M.Youzhny 6-7(4), 6-4, [10-5] 
21 – Stefan Edberg vs. Michael Chang (12-9 & none)
21Rafael Nadal vs. Andy Murray (15-6) & Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka (17-4)
20 – Pete Sampras vs. Michael Chang (12-8 & none)
They played two tournaments as a team.
20Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro (15-5) & Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer (15-5)

6 Responses to Head-to-Head

  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Interesting that Lendl has a positive (and identical) doubles record against Edberg and Becker – theoretically superior doubles players. :)
  2. Albert says:
    i really love this stat, it’s always interesting to see Top Players playing against each other in Doubles…and even more interesting to see them Pair up in Doubles….
    sometimes many people didn’t realise it, but Edberg/Becker, Edberg/Sampras, McEnroe/Agassi, and now Djokovic/Murray have played together as a team….
    and yes i agree about the Lendl bit on Becker and Edberg, i have seen Lendl play doubles…it’s not pretty…i suppose like Nadal today, the return of serves paid dividends more for them, rather than the serve and volley combination…
  3. Voo de Mar says:
    After Australian Open 2013, Federer with Denko & Murray creates 23rd & 24th Open-era pair (7 active ones) to play at least 20 singles matches.
  4. statsman says:
    Probably you missed these pairs:
    25 – Brian Gottfried vs. Raul Ramirez (15-10)
    21 – Stefan Edberg vs. Michael Chang (12-9)
    20 – Mats Wilander vs. Stefan Edberg (11-9)
  5. Voo de Mar says:
    Great find Statsman with Gottfried & Ramirez! 30 matches in total against each other, but never in the best of five!

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