Nole didn’t seem to be at his very best at the beginning of this Australian Open. The world no.1 looked extremely nervous, and he was struggling a bit too much from a physical point of view. However, after he got a free pass to the semifinals thanks to the fact that his quarterfinal opponent, Kei Nishikori, withdrew during the contest, the seed no.1 impressed against Pouille to play an almost perfect match that ended 6-0 6-2 6-2 for the Serb.
On the other side of the draw, Rafa impressed for the entire tournament to reach the final without dropping a single set and after trashing the likes of Alex De Minaur, Tomas Berdych and Stefanos Tsitsipas. According to many, the Spanish legend is playing the best tennis of his already illustrious career.
H2H Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal
The head to head is 27-25 for Djokovic that leads also 14-5 on hard courts. With these stats, the world no.1 seems to be the favorite, but Rafa is playing incredible tennis.
This will be another great final!