Australian Open Men’s singles Final – Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev, Head-to-head, Live Streaming at 2 pm on SonyLIV- The Australian Open men’s singles final will be played at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. World No.1 Novak Djokovic is set to lorn horns with Daniil Medvedev. While Djokovic entered the final after defeating Karatsev in the semifinal, Medvedev won against Greek professional Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic is aiming for his ninth Australian Open title. The Serbian has never lost a final in the year’s first Grand Slam final. On the other hand, Russia’s Medvedev is eyeing his first major.
Facts and figures ahead of Sunday’s Australian Open 2021 men’s final
Head-to-head: Djokovic vs Medvedev
Djokovic leads 4-3 against Medvedev
ATP Finals, London, round-robin: Medvedev beats Djokovic 6-3, 6-3
2020 ATP Cup, Sydney, semi-final: Djokovic beats Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
2019 Cincinnati, semi-final: Medvedev beats Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2019 Monaco, quarter-final: Medvedev beats Djokovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2019 Australian Open, round of 16: Djokovic beats Medvedev 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-3
2017 Eastbourne semi-final: Djokovic beats Medvedev 6-4, 6-4
2017 Davis Cup, World Group Round 1, Nis, Serbia: Djokovic beats Medvedev 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 1-0 ret
Djokovic vs Medvedev Facts:
Novak Djokovic, 33, has won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles. He has a total of 81 titles in his career. The World No.1 chance of taking over record-extending ninth Australian Open crown looked in doubt after he suffered an abdominal injury in the third-round against Taylor Fritz. But the Serbian has battled back all the contests.
Djokovic’s Path to the Australian Open 2021 Final:
1st round: bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
2nd round: bt Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/2), 6-3
3rd round: bt Taylor Fritz (USA seeded 27) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
4th round: bt Milos Raonic (CAN seeded 14) 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Quarter-final: bt Alexander Zverev (GER seeded 6) 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)
Semi-final: bt Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Daniil Medvedev, on the other hand, has won 9 titles in his career. The 25-year-old is in the best form of any men’s player in the last few months, extending a 20-match winning streak since November 2020. A win will move Medvedev to second place in the world rankings on Sunday. He has defeated World No.2 Rafael Nadal in US Open 2019.
Medvedev’s Path to the Australian Open 2021 Final:
1st round: bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
2nd round: bt Roberto Carballes (ESP) 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
3rd round: bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB seeded 28) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-0
4th round: bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Quarter-final: bt Andrey Rublev (RUS seeded 7) 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Semi-final: bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE seeded 5) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
Australian Open 2021 winner/ runner-up cash prize?
The Australian Open 2021 champion will receive Rs 2.75 million Australian dollars. The runner-up will get Rs 1.5 million Aus dollars.
When and where to watch the Australian Open 2021 final?
Sony Sports Network— SONY SIX, SONY TEN2, SONY TEN3 and OTT-platform SONY LIV will broadcast the Australian Open final clash in English and Hindi. The match will begin at 2 pm IST (Saturday).
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