Djokovic, Nadal and Federer: The semi-final breakdown

Remarkably, it has been seven years since Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all reached the semi-finals of the same grand slam.

But the trio have made it to the final four of this year's French Open, ending a run of 27 majors that has seen at least one of the sport's greatest stars absent from the penultimate round.

It is only the 12th time that Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have simultaneously made runs to the semi-finals at a grand slam.

We look back at the previous occasions and see who has the best record.

 

2012 French Open
Semi-final: Novak Djokovic [1] bt Roger Federer [3] 6-4 7-5 6-3
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt David Ferrer [6] 6-2 6-2 6-1
Final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Novak Djokovic [1] 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5

2012 Australian Open
Semi-final: Novak Djokovic [1] bt Andy Murray [4] 6-3 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 7-5
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Roger Federer [3] 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-4
Final: Novak Djokovic [1] bt Rafael Nadal [2] 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5

2011 US Open
Semi-final: Novak Djokovic [1] bt Roger Federer [3] 6-7 (7-9) 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Andy Murray [4] 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-2
Final: Novak Djokovic [1] bt Rafael Nadal [2] 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1

2011 French Open
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [1] bt Andy Murray [4] 6-4 7-5 6-4
Semi-final: Roger Federer [3] bt Novak Djokovic [2] 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5)
Final: Rafael Nadal [1] bt Roger Federer [3] 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1

2010 US Open
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [1] bt Mikhail Youzhny [12] 6-2 6-3 6-4
Semi-final: Novak Djokovic [3] bt Roger Federer [2] 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5
Final: Rafael Nadal [1] bt Novak Djokovic [3] 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2

2009 US Open
Semi-final: Roger Federer [1] bt Novak Djokovic [4] 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-5
Semi-final: Juan Martin del Potro [6] bt Rafael Nadal [3] 6-2 6-2 6-2
Final: Juan Martin del Potro [6] bt Roger Federer [1] 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2

2008 US Open
Semi-final: Andy Murray [6] bt Rafael Nadal [1] 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4
Semi-final: Roger Federer [2] bt Novak Djokovic [3] 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-2
Final: Roger Federer [2] bt Andy Murray [6] 6-2 7-5 6-2

2008 French Open
Semi-final: Roger Federer [1] bt Gael Monfils 6-2 5-7 6-3 7-5
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Novak Djokovic [3] 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7-3)
Final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Roger Federer [1] 6-1 6-3 6-0

2008 Australian Open
Semi-final: Roger Federer [1] bt Novak Djokovic [3] 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7-5)
Semi-final: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Rafael Nadal [2] 6-2 6-3 6-2
Final: Novak Djokovic [3] bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-2)

2007 Wimbledon
Semi-final: Roger Federer [1] bt Richard Gasquet [12] 7-5 6-3 6-4
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Novak Djokovic [4] 3-6 6-1 4-1r
Final: Roger Federer [1] bt Rafael Nadal [2] 7-6 (9-7) 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-2

2007 French Open
Semi-final: Roger Federer [1] bt Nikolay Davydenko [4] 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (9-7)
Semi-final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Novak Djokovic [6] 7-5 6-4 6-2
Final: Rafael Nadal [2] bt Roger Federer [1] 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4

TOTALS

Semi-final exits
Novak Djokovic: 6
Roger Federer: 5
Rafael Nadal: 3

Wins
Rafael Nadal: 5
Novak Djokovic: 3
Roger Federer: 2
Juan Martin del Potro: 1

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