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Djokovic record at AO: 75-8
Djokovic record at AO vs Nadal: 2-0
Djokovic record at AO excluding matches against Nadal: 73-8 (90.1%)

Djokovic record at FO: 74-15
Djokovic record at FO vs Nadal: 1-7
Djokovic record at FO excluding matches against Nadal: 73-8 (90.1%)
 

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How great is Djokovic on clay and how unbelievable is it that Nadal managed to beat him 7/8 times, including 4/5 times coming 2012 or later during Djokovic's peak?
 

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Djokovic is great on clay. He has a 7-9 H2H record against Nadal on clay since 2011 - straight setting him at RG, Madrid, Rome and MC.

He just had a bunch of bad luck at RG, sadly.
 

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Djokovic is great on clay. He has a 7-9 H2H record against Nadal on clay since 2011 - straight setting him at RG, Madrid, Rome and MC.

He just had a bunch of bad luck at RG, sadly.
Getting crushed 6-0 and 6-2 in the first 2 sets of a RG final ain't luck
 

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Djokovic blew that 2013 match
After 2016 his level on RG and on clay in general dropped
Still good enough to win if he avoids Nadal (a big IF).
 

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Very interesting stat, bad luck for him having played Nadal 8 times in RG vs only twice in AO. (Though they met several more times in US Open)
 

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This is by far the toughest clay era of all-time.
If you inserted Federer into the 1980s or 1990s, he'd win more French Opens than anyone.
And today's players have taken baseline physicality to a new level.
Federer is a mixture of insane skill and endurance.
And clay tennis was slower in the 1990s than it is today, so today's physical beasts would be even more comfortable in the 1990s.
Even a bunny like Ferrer would dominate clay tennis in the 1980s and 1990s.
 

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He had an injured neck and couldn't hit a proper backhand or serve. That's bad luck.
Yeah, sure. Neck, right ankle, left ankle, both of them, and a back, and a hip, cramp, bird flu, anthrax, SARS, common cough&cold. We know it already since 2009. So spare us your bunch of crap.
 
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