and Andy Murray
have met 36 times, and Djokovic leads 25-11. They have met in 19 tour finals, including seven at Grand Slam tournaments, where Djokovic leads 11-8. The seven Grand Slam tournament finals the two have met in were the 2011 Australian Open, in which Djokovic won in three sets; the 2012 US Open, where Murray defeated Djokovic in a record-equalizing match almost five hours long to claim his maiden Grand Slam title; the 2013 Australian Open, with Djokovic prevailing in four sets; the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, where Murray won in straight sets; the 2015 Australian Open and 2016 Australian Open, with Djokovic again prevailing in four and three sets, respectively; and the 2016 French Open, where Djokovic completed his Career Grand Slam with a four-set victory. Djokovic leads 5-1 in their matches on clay, Murray has won both their matches on grass, and Djokovic leads on hard courts, 20-8. The rivalry began highly competitive and remained so for many years. However, since Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Djokovic has taken a commanding lead, winning 14 of their last 17 encounters.
The two are almost the same age, Murray being a week older than Djokovic. They went to training camp together, and as juniors, Murray won the first match they played together. The rivalry has become an important part of both men's careers. Between May and August 2013, they reigned as the two highest-ranked male players in the world, with Djokovic having held onto the top spot since November 2012, and Murray having reclaimed the No. 2 ranking in May 2013 before relinquishing it to Rafael Nadal in August the same year. Between May 2016 and June 2017, they were again number 1 and 2 in ATP rankings with Murray having claimed the top spot in November 2016, and Djokovic being the number two player. They finished both 2015 and 2016 as the top 2 players in the world.
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