Their 44th meeting and a record breaking 13th at majors (Djokovic & Federer have played 12 times against each other). Their 7th mutual meeting on Philippe Chatrier court (which is a Grand Slam record too), fourth within four years, and for the first time in Paris the Serb left the court as a winner, snapping Nadal’s 39-match winning streak at Roland Garros…
Djokovic stormed to a *4:0 (30-all) lead but Nadal leveled. The Serb stayed cool though, and converted his sixth set point (he has never lost a set with a 4-game advantage). There was no break of serve in the initial phase of the 2nd set, but Djokovic took control from 3-all, breaking Nadal four times to win 9 out of the 10 final games. Nadal committed a double fault on the first match point…
The longest winning streaks at majors:
41 – Bjorn Borg (Wimbledon 1976-1981)
40 – Roger Federer (Wimbledon 2003-2008) & Roger Federer (US Open 2004-2009)
39 – Rafael Nadal (Roland Garros 2010-2015)
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