Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: Check Number of Grand Slam Titles Won by Tennis’ 'Big Three’

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Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open 2021 finals in a five-set thriller which ended up with the Serbian ace having the last laugh. He won the match 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The Serbian Tennis ace made a stunning comeback after being two sets down in the match. With this, he became the first man to win these Grand slams at least twice in his career. This article shall look at the number of Grand Slams won by the 'Big Three' - Rafael Nadal, Djokovic & Roger Federer. We shall also get into details of their appearances in the finals of the Grand Slams. So let's begin. Novak Djokovic Defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Finals of French Open 2021, Serbian Ace Clinches 19th Major Title.

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Novak Djokovic:

Novak's win came in from his latest win at the French Open 2021 as he went on to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas. This was his second title at the Roland Garros. Having won nine Australian Open titles. The Serb has five Wimbledon and three US Open titles in his kitty.

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Novak Djokovic Grand Slam Final Appearances

Result

Year

Tournament

Opponent

Score

Loss

2007

US Open

Roger Federer

6–7(4–7), 6–7(2–7), 4–6

Win

2008

Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)

Loss

2010

US Open

Rafael Nadal

4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 2–6

Win

2011

Australian Open (2)

Andy Murray

6–4, 6–2, 6–3

Win

2011

Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal

6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3

Win

2011

US Open

Rafael Nadal

6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Win

2012

Australian Open (3)

Rafael Nadal

5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5

Loss

2012

French Open

Rafael Nadal

4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 5–7

Loss

2012

US Open

Andy Murray

6–7(10–12), 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 2–6

Win

2013

Australian Open (4)

Andy Murray

6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2

Loss

2013

Wimbledon

Andy Murray

4–6, 5–7, 4–6

Loss

2013

US Open

Rafael Nadal

2–6, 6–3, 4–6, 1–6

Loss

2014

French Open

Rafael Nadal

6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 4–6

Win

2014

Wimbledon (2)

Roger Federer

6–7(7–9), 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–4

Win

2015

Australian Open (5)

Andy Murray

7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–0

Loss

2015

French Open

Stan Wawrinka

6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 4–6

Win

2015

Wimbledon (3)

Roger Federer

7–6(7–1), 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 6–3

Win

2015

US Open (2)

Roger Federer

6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4

Win

2016

Australian Open (6)

Andy Murray

6–1, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Win

2016

French Open

Andy Murray

3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4

Loss

2016

US Open

Stan Wawrinka

7–6(7–1), 4–6, 5–7, 3–6

Win

2018

Wimbledon (4)

Kevin Anderson

6–2, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)

Win

2018

US Open (3)

Juan Martín del Potro

6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Win

2019

Australian Open (7)

Rafael Nadal

6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Win

2019

Wimbledon (5)

Roger Federer

7–6(7–5), 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 13–12(7–3)

Win

2020

Australian Open (8)

Dominic Thiem

6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

Loss

2020

French Open

Rafael Nadal

0–6, 2–6, 5–7

Win

2021

Australian Open (9)

Daniil Medvedev

7–5, 6–2, 6–2

Win

2021

French Open (2)

Stefanos Tsitsipas

6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4

Roger Federer:

The Swiss tennis Roger Federer might have pulled out from the tournament due to his knee issues but has so far won 20 Grandslam titles in his career. The King of Grass has won eight Wimbledon titles so far in his career one French Open title. So far in his career, the Swiss ace has won five US Open titles and six Australian Open.

Roger Federer Grand Slam Final Appearances

Result

Year

Tournament

Opponent

Score

Win

2003

Wimbledon

Mark Philippoussis

7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)

Win

2004

Australian Open

Marat Safin

7–6(7–3), 6–4, 6–2

Win

2004

Wimbledon (2)

Andy Roddick

4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 6–4

Win

2004

US Open

Lleyton Hewitt

6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0

Win

2005

Wimbledon (3)

Andy Roddick

6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4

Win

2005

US Open (2)

Andre Agassi

6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1

Win

2006

Australian Open (2)

Marcos Baghdatis

5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2

Loss

2006

French Open

Rafael Nadal

6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4–7)

Win

2006

Wimbledon (4)

Rafael Nadal

6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3

Win

2006

US Open (3)

Andy Roddick

6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1

Win

2007

Australian Open (3)

Fernando González

7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4

Loss

2007

French Open

Rafael Nadal

3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Win

2007

Wimbledon (5)

Rafael Nadal

7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2

Win

2007

US Open (4)

Novak Djokovic

7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4

Loss

2008

French Open

Rafael Nadal

1–6, 3–6, 0–6

Loss

2008

Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal

4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8), 7–9

Win

2008

US Open (5)

Andy Murray

6–2, 7–5, 6–2

Loss

2009

Australian Open

Rafael Nadal

5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6

Win

2009

French Open

Robin Söderling

6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4

Win

2009

Wimbledon (6)

Andy Roddick

5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14

Loss

2009

US Open

Juan Martín del Potro

6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6

Win

2010

Australian Open (4)

Andy Murray

6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)

Loss

2011

French Open

Rafael Nadal

5–7, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 1–6

Win

2012

Wimbledon (7)

Andy Murray

4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4

Loss

2014

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic

7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 4–6

Loss

2015

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic

6–7(1–7), 7–6(12–10), 4–6, 3–6

Loss

2015

US Open

Novak Djokovic

4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 4–6

Win

2017

Australian Open (5)

Rafael Nadal

6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Win

2017

Wimbledon (8)

Marin Čilić

6–3, 6–1, 6–4

Win

2018

Australian Open (6)

Marin Čilić

6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

Loss

2019

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic

6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 12–13(3–7)

Rafael Nadal:

Nadal has clinched 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, a record shared with Roger Federer and 36 Masters 1000 men's singles titles. Out of those 20, 13 had come from clay-court i.e. French Open. He has won a couple of Wimbledon titles and four US Open titles. So far Rafa has only won an Australian Open title.

Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Final Appearances

Result

Year

Tournament

Opponent

Score

Win

2005

French Open

Mariano Puerta

6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5

Win

2006

French Open (2)

Roger Federer

1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

Loss

2006

Wimbledon

Roger Federer

0–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 3–6

Win

2007

French Open (3)

Roger Federer

6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Loss

2007

Wimbledon

Roger Federer

6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 2–6

Win

2008

French Open (4)

Roger Federer

6–1, 6–3, 6–0

Win

2008

Wimbledon

Roger Federer

6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7

Win

2009

Australian Open

Roger Federer

7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–2

Win

2010

French Open (5)

Robin Söderling

6–4, 6–2, 6–4

Win

2010

Wimbledon (2)

Tomáš Berdych

6–3, 7–5, 6–4

Win

2010

US Open

Novak Djokovic

6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

Win

2011

French Open (6)

Roger Federer

7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1

Loss

2011

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic

4–6, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6

Loss

2011

US Open

Novak Djokovic

2–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–6

Loss

2012

Australian Open

Novak Djokovic

7–5, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 5–7

Win

2012

French Open (7)

Novak Djokovic

6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5

Win

2013

French Open (8)

David Ferrer

6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Win

2013

US Open (2)

Novak Djokovic

6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Loss

2014

Australian Open

Stan Wawrinka

3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

Win

2014

French Open (9)

Novak Djokovic

3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4

Loss

2017

Australian Open

Roger Federer

4–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3, 3–6

Win

2017

French Open (10)

Stan Wawrinka

6–2, 6–3, 6–1

Win

2017

US Open (3)

Kevin Anderson

6–3, 6–3, 6–4

Win

2018

French Open (11)

Dominic Thiem

6–4, 6–3, 6–2

Loss

2019

Australian Open

Novak Djokovic

3–6, 2–6, 3–6

Win

2019

French Open (12)

Dominic Thiem

6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1

Win

2019

US Open (4)

Daniil Medvedev

7–5, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–4

Win

2020

French Open (13)

Novak Djokovic

6–0, 6–2, 7–5

With this, the 'Big Three' is expected to clash against each other in Wimbledon 2021 which begins on June 28, 2021. It would be interesting to see who ends up being the real GOAT!

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