The most epic rivalry of a glorious era deserves only the grandest setting. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have created that stage for their second Australian Open final.
And it’s not just that the world’s top two players are meeting in another Grand Slam decider that makes their 53rd career encounter so special.
Djokovic is competing for an all-time record seventh Australian Open title, adding to the magical history he’s established in Melbourne after winning the first of 14 majors titles here at age 20. Currently, the world No.1 sits atop the leaderboard alongside six-time champions Roy Emerson and Roger Federer.