Novak Djokovic has just managed to reach the Australian Open final to be 1 step from winning his 8th title in Melbourne. The Serbian sensation dispatched Roger Federer in the final 4 in straight sets even if he had to recover a 1-4 0-40 deficit in the first set.
The world no.2 will face either Dominic Thiem or Sascha Zverev in the final and he says that he is happy about that to comment:
“This year I’ll have a different opponent in the final, so obviously it’s going to be a different match-up, different preparation. The contrast of styles of play between Dominic and Zverev is pretty big. One-handed backhand, heavy spin, a lot of power in the shots from Dominic.
Then one of the biggest serves with Zverev, a little bit of a different style of play. They’re both from the back of the court. I’ll prepare myself for that match. Hopefully I’ll be able to perform as well as I always had in the Australian Open final.”
Djokovic at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Currently ranked no.2, Novak has a 12-0 win-loss record in 2020. Novak is now having a run at the Australian Open where he beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-65 6-2 2-6 6-1, Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2, Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 6-2, Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4, Milos Raonic 6-4 6-3 7-61 and Roger Federer 7-61 6-4 6-3.
Djokovic has won 1 title in 2020 in ATP Cup.
The Serbian won 78 titles in his career: 45 on hard courts, 14 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 6 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Thiem at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Now ranked no.5, the Austrian has a 6-2 win-loss record in 2020. Dominic is currently competing at the Australian Open where he toppled Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5 6-2, Alex Bolt 6-2 5-7 6-75 6-1 6-2, Taylor Harry Fritz 6-2 6-4 6-75 6-4, Gael Monfils 6-2 6-4 6-4 and Rafael Nadal 7-63 7-64 4-6 7-66.
The Austrian won 16 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts, 10 on clay courts, 2 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
H2H Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem
Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem played each other 10 times. The head to head is 6-4 for Djokovic.
The last time that they fought against each other, Dominic Thiem won 6-75 6-3 7-65 in the round robin in London (Nitto ATP Finals) in November 2019.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Zverev at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Currently the world no.7, the German has a 5-3 win-loss record in 2020. Alexander is currently competing at the Australian Open where he bested Marco Cecchinato 6-4 7-64 6-3, Egor Gerasimov 7-65 6-4 7-5, Fernando Verdasco 6-2 6-2 6-4, Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-4 6-4 and Stan Wawrinka 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2.
H2H Novak Djokovic vs. Sascha Zverev
Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev played each other 5 times. The head to head is 3-2 for Djokovic.
The last time that they played, Novak Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the quarter in Paris (French Open) in June 2019.