Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev compete for the title at the Australian Open on Sunday morning from 9.30 am. 33-year-old Djokovic can conquer his eighteenth title in a grand slam, the eight years younger Medvedev his first.
The final is attended by the public. In total, slightly less than 7500 fans may be present. That’s about half the capacity of the Rod Laver Arena. Earlier in the week, Melbourne had to go into lockdown, which meant that no spectators were welcome at Melbourne Park for five days.
Djokovic and Medvedev met seven times before and Djokovic won four of those matches. However, the last meeting, last year during the ATP Finals, was won by Medvedev.
Medvedev has been unbeaten for twenty duels in a row. He already won the ATP Cup with Russia this year and won the Paris Masters tournament and the final ATP Finals in London at the end of 2020. Djokovic has not lost twenty duels in a row in Melbourne and is already aiming for his ninth title.