Nadal/Djokovic in Rome, who did better?

Tennisfan339

Semi-Pro
I was watching old matches on a foreign channel and I realized Nadal and Djokovic faced EIGHT times in Rome. 8 times in 13 years.
Nadal won in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2018 and 2019. Djokovic won in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Have 2 players ever played 9 times against each other in the same tournament?
Nadal/Djokovic played 7 times in Roland Garros. 6 Federer/Nadal in Roland Garros, 6 Federer Djokovic in the USO but I can't recall anyone playing 9 times in the same tournament.

Anyone did better than Nadal and Djokovic in Rome, or is it the record? (It's not a quizz, I don't know the answer and that's why I'm asking the question here... and sorry if it's already been discussed recently) Thank you :)
 

Towny

Hall of Fame
I doubt anyone can beat that in men's singles, but Evert and Navratilova played 9 times at Wimbledon (76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 87, 88), 7-2 to Navratilova (Evert won in 1976 and 1980)
 
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