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Updated on January 30th 2023, 6:32:52 pm

Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro Rivalry

In this article, check out the Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro Rivalry. Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro happened a total of 20 times. Novak Djokovic won 16 out of the 20 Matches.

Not a lot of tennis fans will have this Rivalry as one of the great tennis rivalries but when one looks at the matches they have had then the fans would understand how competitive their Matches used to be and how Juan Martin Del Potro was one of the few that beat Novak Djokovic at the big stages so much so that even Novak was saying that he is one of his great rivals.

Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro happened for a total 20 times and although the head to head record is firmly in favor of Novak Djokovic that does not tell the whole story. Novak Djokovic won 16 out of the 20 Matches while Juan Martin Del Potro won 4 Matches. They played in every competition and the ultimate winners were the tennis fans. 

So, let’s look at their storied rivalry:

Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro Head to Head in Grand Slams

They have faced each other 5 times in Grand Slams and all those matches were high quality Matches. The Head to Head record in Grand Slams is 5-0 in favor of Novak Djokovic and they have met in 3 out of the 4 Grand Slams. Their first Grand Slam meeting was at the 2007 US Open where Novak Djokovic won the match in straight sets. Then they met at the 2011 French Open and there also it was Novak Djokovic with the win. They played against each other at the 2013 Wimbledon Semi Final as well as the 2018 US Open Final where Novak Djokovic won both times.

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Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro Other Head to Head

Other than the 5 Matches that they had at Grand Slams they also faced each other 15 other times that were not at Grand Slams. The most famous meetings between them happened at the 2022 and the 2016 Olympics and In both matches it was Juan Martin Del Potro who won both matches and this is the reason that their Rivalry is so great. They also faced each other at ATP Masters 1000 events and all around the world in places such as China, Italy, Dubai and Mexico among others.

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The following is an illustration of their Head to Head:


Novak Djokovic 

Juan Martin Del Potro 

Grand Slam 






ATP Masters 1000



Other Tournaments 







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