Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will face each other this Sunday from 9:30 in the Australian Open final in the duel between the two best tennis players throughout the tournament. The number one Serbian recovered from back pains in the opening rounds to reach his ninth final in the ocean major . Only Zverev, in the quarterfinals, could put him in trouble 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4 and 7-6 (6) , and the Serbian came to burst the racket against the ground. After beating the German, he gave rookie Karatsev (6-3, 6-4 and 6-2) no chance in the semifinals to reach the decisive match, which he has never lost in his previous eight occasions. His goal is to win his 18th Grand Slam to close the gap with Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer (20) in the race to be the tennis player with the greatest in history.
For his part, Medvedev wants to release his record of greats taking advantage of his great moment. The Russian has had 20 consecutive wins since November, defeated eleven top-10 rankings, and won three trophies. In the semifinals, they swept Tsitsipas (6-4, 6-2 and 7-5, in 2h 09m) . This will be the second final of a great in which the current number four participates, after falling to Nadal at the US Open in 2019. If he manages to win the title, he will surpass Nadal as second in the ATP ranking, although he is already guaranteed the ascent to third place no matter what. Follow the game live: