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Shark Bites Rome: Big Three In Final Four


Federer, Djokovic, Nadal© Getty ImagesFederer, Djokovic and Nadal have reached the semi-finals together 24 times.

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind the stories of the ATP World Tour.

BIG 3 LEAD THE WAY – Since 2007 Roland Garros, the Big 3 of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have reached the semi-finals together on 24 occasions, including three times this year and five times in 2011. They have reached the final four in 13 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and 10 Grand Slams events. Of the previous 23, they have been joined by Andy Murray in the semi-finals seven times.

The trio has accounted for 27 of the last 28 Grand Slam titles going back to 2005 Roland Garros and 21 of the last 31 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles since the beginning of 2009.

Bold below indicates the eventual winner:

Year Tournament Semi-finals
2012 Rome Djokovic vs. Federer; Ferrer vs. Nadal
2012 Indian Wells Isner d. Djokovic; Federer d. Nadal
2012 Australian Open Djokovic d. Murray; Nadal d. Federer
2011 US Open Djokovic d. Federer; Nadal d. Murray
2011 Roland Garros Nadal d. Murray, Federer d. Djokovic
2011 Madrid Nadal d. Federer; Djokovic d. Bellucci
2011 Miami Nadal d. Federer; Djokovic d. Fish
2011 Indian Wells Nadal d. del Potro; Djokovic d. Federer
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Federer d. Djokovic; Nadal d. Murray
2010 US Open Nadal d . Youzhny, Djokovic d. Federer
2010 Toronto Murray d. Nadal; Federer d. Djokovic
2009 US Open Federer d. Djokovic, del Potro d. Nadal
2009 Cincinnati Federer d. Murray; Djokovic d. Nadal
2009 Madrid Federer d. del Potro; Nadal d. Djokovic
2009 Rome Nadal d. Gonzalez; Djokovic d. Federer
2008 US Open Murray d. Nadal, Federer d. Djokovic
2008 Roland Garros Federer d. Monfils, Nadal d. Djokovic
2008 Hamburg Federer d. Seppi; Nadal d. Djokovic
2008 Monte-Carlo Nadal d. Davydenko; Federer d. Djokovic 
2008 Indian Wells Djokovic d. Nadal; Fish d. Federer
2008 Australian Open Djokovic d. Federer, Tsonga d. Nadal
2007 Montreal Federer d. Stepanek; Djokovic d. Nadal
2007 Wimbledon Federer d. Gasquet, Nadal d. Djokovic
2007 Roland Garros Nadal d. Djokovic, Federer d. Davydenko

Titles Breakdown:
- Djokovic 8
- Nadal 7 (6 on clay)
- Federer 6

Other: del Potro, Murray

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