After two weeks of intense tennis at the Melbourne Park, we have reached to the Final with two men set for the final showdown of the 1st Grand Slam of the year. Its Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem.

At the beginning, it was always about Big 3, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer seeded 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Djokovic and Federer did their parts by reaching the semifinals where Djokovic beat, not the best Federer. However, Rafael Nadal failed to qualify for the the semifinal and the man who defeated him in the quarterfinal will fight against Novak Djokovic in the Sunday’s showdown match, Dominic Thiem.


Novak Djokovic
Age: 32
World ranking: 2
Career-high ranking: 1
Career singles titles: 77
Grand Slam titles: 16

Dominic Thiem
Age: 26
World ranking: 5
Career-high ranking: 4
Career singles titles: 16
Grand Slam titles: 0

Head to Head: Djokovic leads Thiem: 6 to 4

Last Meeting: ATP Finals 2019: Dominic Thiem Beats Novak Djokovic (6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5))

Australian Open 2020 – Road to Final

Novak Djokovic

1st Round: Beat Jan-Lennard Struff (7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1)

2nd Round: Beat Tatsuma Ito (6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

3rd Round: Beat Yoshihito Nishioka (6-3, 6-2, 6-2)

4th Round: Beat Diego Schwartzman (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)

Quarterfinal: Beat Milos Raonic (6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1))

Semifinal: Beat Roger Federer (7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-3)

Dominic Thiem

1st Round: Beat Adrian Mannarino (6-3, 7-5, 6-2)

2nd Round: Beat Alex Bolt (6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2)

3rd Round: Beat Taylor Fritz (6-2, 6-4, 6-7, (5-7), 6-4)

4th Round: Beat Gael Monfils (6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Quarterfinal: Beat Rafael Nadal (7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6))

Semifinal: Beat Alexander Zverev (3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4))

Statistics:

Dominic Thiem

1. Is into his 1st Australian Open Final (3rd overall)

2. Is the 1st Austrian player to reach the final of Australian Open

3. Has won his last 5 tie breaks (3 against Nadal in quarterfinal and 2 against Zverev in semifinal)

4. Won 2 out of 3 meetings against Novak Djokovic in 2019

Novak Djokovic

1. Is into his 8th Australian Open Final (most in the history)

2. Has a record of 7-0 at the finals at Australian Open

3. Is into his 26th Grand Slam final (W-16, L-9)

4. Is looking for his 17th Grand Slam title

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