Rafael Nadal squares off towards Novak Djokovic Sunday in Paris within the 2020 French Open Remaining, which was rescheduled from June as a result of coronavirus. Historical past is on the road, in addition to a $1.9 million verify for the winner (loser will get $1 million).
Nadal can be chasing extra than simply Djokovic’s scorching two-handed backhands in entrance of 1,000 followers at Roland Garros. The Spaniard is one Grand Slam title shy of Roger Federer’s document 20 championships and bragging rights as tennis’ biggest of all time (GOAT); Djokovic ranks third at 17 Slams.
Djokovic holds a slim 29-26 benefit over Nadal of their 15 years dealing with off on the ATP Tour; they’ve cut up their earlier eight Slam finals, with the newest a Djokovic win on the 2019 Australian Open.
The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry is among the finest in tennis, however it’s Federer-Nadal that’s destined to go down in historical past alongside Borg-McEnroe and Navratilova-Evert. The duo received 24 out of the 28 Slams between 2004 and 2010. Whereas the on-court rivalry between Nadal and Federer is shut, Fed, who sat out the French Open recovering from knee surgical procedure, wins in a walkover off the court docket. The Swiss tennis ace was the world’s highest-paid athlete for the 12 months ending June 1, with endorsement earnings of $100 million, 4 occasions his rival Nadal.
Here’s a breakdown of the numbers on and off the court docket for Nadal and Federer.
2: Nadal’s present world rating, behind solely Djokovic. Federer sits at No. 4.
2: Olympic gold medals for Nadal—a 2008 singles medal and one other in doubles in 2016 in Rio. Federer received gold in doubles in 2008 and silver in singles in 2012.
12: Nadal’s document variety of French Open titles, twice as many as Björn Borg’s six, which ranks second within the Open period.
15: Straight years Federer has been the highest-paid tennis participant on the earth. together with prize cash and endorsements. Andre Agassi was the final participant to out-earn Fed.
19: Grand Slam titles received by Nadal, together with a minimum of one in a males’s document 10 straight years.
20: Document variety of Grand Slam singles titles received by Federer, together with a document eight Wimbledon crowns. His final title was the 2018 Australian Open.
24-16: Nadal holds a commanding lead in his head-to-head rivalry with Federer, however he’s misplaced seven of their final eight matches.
85: Profession singles titles for Nadal, fourth most within the Open period.
103: Profession titles for Federer, second most behind Jimmy Connors’ 109.
160: Nadal was ranked No. 2 on the earth behind Federer for a document 160 straight weeks from July 2005 till August 2008 when Nadal overtook Fed for the highest spot.
310: Federer’s document variety of weeks ranked No. 1 on the earth, together with 237 straight weeks. He most lately was first in June 2018 when he grew to become the oldest to hit the highest spot at 36 years outdated. Nadal has been on high of the ATP rankings 209 weeks, sixth most all-time. His final time at No. 1 was in November.
1998: 12 months Federer turned professional. Nadal adopted three years later.
$1 million: Nadal wore a $1.05 million Richard Mille watch in his matches all through the French Open. The watch weighs a scant one ounce and solely 50 have been made. Nadal has endorsed the model for 10 years.
$17 million: Spaniards Nadal and six-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol raised greater than $17 million to assist the Pink Cross’ efforts to assist these impacted by the coronavirus in Spain.
$40 million: Nadal’s earnings from prize cash and endorsements for 12 months ending June 1; it ranked No. 27 amongst all athletes.
$52 million: Cash spent by the Roger Federer Basis to assist instructional initiatives in southern Africa and Switzerland.
$60 million: Revenue from endorsements and look charges for Federer for the 12 months ending in June 2016. It’s the highest complete for any athlete on the earth.
$106 million: Annual earnings for Federer when he topped Forbes’ 2020 tally of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He’s the primary tennis participant on high because the record debuted in 1990.
$121 million: Profession prize cash for Nadal heading into the French Open, trailing solely Federer ($130 million) and Djokovic ($144 million).
$300 million: Worth of the 10-year deal Federer signed with Japanese attire model Uniqlo in 2018. He cashes the checks whether or not he’s lively or retired from the Tour.
$900 million: Estimated profession earnings for Federer, together with prize cash, endorsements and look charges since he turned professional. Nadal has banked $450 million via June 2020.