#360stats: Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer XLV – key statistics ahead of Australian Open semi-final

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  • Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet for the 45th time when they compete in Thursday’s Australian Open semi-final. The pair’s record is currently perfectly poised at 22 wins apiece, with Djokovic now having the opportunity to edge ahead of his Swiss rival for the first time.

    Here, Sport360 gives an insight into all of the key numbers and history between the two ahead of the epic clash. Who has the statistical advantage?


    6 – Both Djokovic and Federer will be looking to reach their 6th Australian Open Final. Novak is 5-0 in finals while Roger is 4-1 Down Under.

    12 – Federer is through to his 12th Australian Open semi-final in the past 13 years (excluding 2015), the most semi-final appearances ever at the tournament. His record in semis is 5-6 and he has lost his last four (2011-2014).

    6 – Djokovic is through to his 6th Australian Open semi-final. The Serb is undefeated in semis and has always won the trophy when making it to the last four.

    80 – Federer won his 80th match at the Australian Open in Tuesday’s quarter-final (80-12). Only American Jimmy Connors has registered more wins at one event (Wimbledon -1984; US Open 1998).

    55 – Djokovic won his 55th match at the Australian Open in his quarter-final (55-6) and now trails Swede Stefan Edberg (56) in second for all-time matches won in Melbourne.

    22 – Since losing to Jurgen Melzer at the 2010 French Open (from 2-0 sets up), Djokovic has reached the semi-finals in 22 of the last 23 Grand Slams he’s played in (losing only to Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open quarter-final).

    37 – Since 2011, Djokovic has won 37 of 38 matches in Melbourne (only loss to Wawrinka, 2014).

    36 – Since losing to Federer in the 2015 Cincinnati Masters Finals, Djokovic has won 36 of his past 37 matches and is currently on a 13-match winning streak. His last defeat was to Federer, in the round-robin stage of the 2015 ATP World Tour finals.

    39 – Federer is through to his 39th Grand Slam semi-final (an all-time record). He is currently 27-11, with five of those 11 losses coming to Djokovic.

    29 – Djokovic will be playing in his 29th Grand Slam semi-final. Only Federer (39) and Connors (31) have played more. The Serb is 18-10 in Grand Slam semis, with four of those 10 losses coming against Federer.

    34 years 5 months – Federer is the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist since Andre Agassi (35y 4m) at the 2005 US Open.  He is also the oldest Australian Open semi-finalist since Colin Dibley (35y 3m) in 1979. If he wins, Federer will become the oldest Grand Slam finalist since Agassi (2005 US Open).

    16 – Djokovic has played in the final of the past 16 events he’s entered (2015 Australian Open – 2016 Qatar Open). Only Ivan Lendl (18: 1981-82) and Roger Federer (17: 2005-06) have played more finals in a row.


    45 – This will be the 45th edition of Djokovic vs Federer. It is the second most played match-up in the Open-Era after Djokovic-Nadal (47). The pair are currently tied at 22-22 wins apiece.

    14 – Djokovic and Federer have met in an Open Era record 14 Grand Slam matches with Djokovic leading 8-6. This will be their 15th meeting in a Grand Slam.

    10 – Federer and Djokovic have met in an Open Era record nine previous Grand Slam semi-finals with Djokovic leading 5-4. The record will be extended with their 10th meeting in Melbourne.

    4/4 – Djokovic and Federer have beaten each other at all four Grand Slams. To date, Djokovic is the only player to have beaten Federer in all four slams and similarly Federer is the only player to have beaten Djokovic in all four slams.

    4 – Neither man has been able to get a winning streak against the other in excess of four matches. Federer’s best streak is four wins (the first four matches of their rivalry) and Djokovic’s best streak is three wins (on four separate occasions).

    34 – Thursday’s semi-final will be a record-extending 34th hard court meeting.

    45% – In 2015, Djokovic handed Federer five of his 11 losses. Federer finished with a 63-11 record last season.

    50% – In 2015, Federer handed Djokovic three of his six losses. Djokovic finished with an 82-6 record.

    3 – Federer is currently on a three-match losing streak in Grand Slam matches against Djokovic (2014 Wimbledon final, 2015 Wimbledon final, and 2015 US Open final) but the Swiss won their last semi-final Grand Slam meeting (Wimbledon 2012).

    1 – Djokovic managed the only 0-2 comeback of their rivalry at the 2011 US Open semi-final.

    3hrs 56minutes – The 2014 Wimbledon final, played over five sets, is the longest match of their rivalry.

    Federer’s record against No.1 ranked players

    • Overall, Federer is 9-18 against World No. 1 ranked players and has a 5-9 losing record against Djokovic when the Serb has been No. 1.
    • Federer is 1-7 in Grand Slam matches against World No. 1 ranked players (losing to Djokovic four times and Nadal three times). His only win against a World No. 1 in a Grand Slam match came at the 2012 Wimbledon semi-final, when he defeated Djokovic in four sets.
    • Overall, Federer has a 68-74 win-loss record against players ranked above him. In slams, it is 6-20.

    Djokovic’s record against No.3 ranked players

    • Djokovic is 11-9 against world No. 3 ranked players and has a 3-7 record against Federer when the Swiss has been No. 3.
    • Djokovic is 4-2 in Grand Slam matches against world No. 3 ranked players and is tied 2-2 against Federer when the Swiss has been No. 3.
    • Djokovic has a 648-95 record against players ranked below him. In Grand Slams, it is 198-17.