An interesting statistic explains how the Federer vs. Djokovic rivalry began and ended.

At all four major tournaments, Roger Federer faced Novak Djokovic and defeated him twice. Additionally, Roger will end his career having defeated Djokovic at all four Grand Slams in their initial meeting before falling short in their most recent encounter.

The most recent contest between them at the Australian Open took place in 2020. Then, Djokovic defeated Federer in straight sets to get to the championship match. The two fought before that match at Wimbledon in 2019. Djokovic triumphed this time in five sets.

The two tennis legends last faced off at the US Open in 2015. It was the last contest. In 4 sets, Djokovic prevailed. The last time Novak and Roger faced off at Roland Garros was in 2012, when Djokovic prevailed in straight sets to get to the final.

At the Laver Cup, Djokovic and Federer will both compete.

At the fifth Laver Cup, Novak Djokovic traveled in London on Tuesday to join Roger Federer. Roger and Novak first met on the court at O2 Arena, and the Serb feels privileged to play for the same squad in Roger’s final tournament.

Related: Roger Federer joins Novak Djokovic in London. Federer will call it quits on his tennis career on Friday after opting to retire following three knee surgeries and a protracted recovery period. The iconic 2019 Wimbledon final between Novak and Roger was the Swiss’s final appearance in a Major.

In less than five hours, the Serbian won by preventing the loss of two match points. At the 2020 Australian Open, two fierce rivals squared off in what would be their final match. Novak prevailed in the semifinal. When Djokovic visited Chicago for the 2018 Laver Cup, he and Federer faced off on the same side of the court.

On the first day, the Swiss and the Serb took advantage of the opportunity to play their one and only doubles encounter. In an hour and 35 minutes, they lost 6-7, 6-3, and 10-6 to Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson. Roger and Novak put up a good fight, especially in the opening frame. After losing ground on the comeback in the match tie break, it was yet insufficient to secure a victory.