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Sport Australian Open 2021: Men's singles final - Novak Djokovic vs. Daniil Medvedev live scores and blog

10:05  21 february  2021
10:05  21 february  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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February 21, 2021 Men ' s Singles Final Rod Laver Arena. Novak DjokovicN. Djokovic (SRB) (1). Daniil MedvedevD. Medvedev (RUS) (4). Key Stats. N. djokovic . D. medvedev .

Novak Djoković is the two-time defending champion. With his fourth round win against Milos Raonić, Djoković joined Roger Federer as only the second male player to win 300 or more matches in Grand

Back-to-back defending champion Novak Djokovic is vying for a record ninth Australian Open title in Sunday's epic men's singles final.

But a red-hot Daniil Medvedev, riding a 20-match winning streak and a record of 12 straight wins against top 10 opposition, stands in the Serbian's path.

It's going to be a mouth-watering men's finale and you can follow all the action in our live blog below!

NOVAK DJOKOVIC VS. DANIIL MEDVEDEV LIVE SCORES AND BLOG

Rod Laver delivers his Djokovic-Medvedev prediction

The man whose name graces the arena in which tonight's match will be played has given his thoughts on the Djokovic-Medvedev final.

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2021 Australian Open men ' s singles final - Djokovic v Medvedev . Date: Sunday, 21 February Time: 08:30 GMT. Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and online; live text on the BBC Sport website and app; highlights on BBC One from 13:50 GMT. Novak Djokovic goes for a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday as Russia's Daniil Medvedev attempts to end the Serb's dominance and win his first Grand Slam. The world number one, who has won all eight of his previous Melbourne finals , is aiming for an 18th major title.

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Rod Laver says he won't be at all surprised to see Medvedev shock Djokovic, despite the latter's supreme record at Melbourne Park.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open form

Round Opponent Set Score
SF Aslan Karatsev 3-0
QF Alexander Zverev 3-1
R16 Milos Raonic 3-1
3R Taylor Fritz 3-2
2R Frances Taifoe 3-1
1R Jeremy Chardy 3-0

Daniil Medvev Australian Open form

Round Opponent Set Score
SF Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-0
QF Andrey Rublev 3-0
R16 Mackenzie McDonald 3-0
3R Filip Krajinovic 3-2
2R Roberto Carballes Baena 3-0
1R Vasek Pospisil 3-0

Djokovic-Medvedev roads to the final

Comparing the two men's run through to tonight's finale, it's Medvedev who has had the smoothest path.

Medvedev sees off Tsitsipas to march into Australian Open final

  Medvedev sees off Tsitsipas to march into Australian Open final Medvedev sees off Tsitsipas to march into Australian Open finalMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia's Daniil Medvedev lived up to Novak Djokovic's praise as the "man to beat" at the Australian Open when he charged into his first Melbourne Park final with an impressive 6-4 6-2 7-5 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday.

LIVE Wimbledon Seeds. Singles Rankings. 2021 Tour Schedule. ATP number 1 Novak Djokovic with his sparring partner Daniil Medvedev (371). Head to Head: Djokovic 4 - 3 Medvedev . Previous Meeting: 2020 Nitto ATP Finals RR - D. Medvedev d. N. Djokovic : 6-3, 6-3. Medvedev is a favorite, he has that confident winner energy like when Djokovic won his first AO and defeated even Federer

February 19, 2021 Men ' s Singles Semifinals Rod Laver Arena. Author Ravi Ubha. Daniil Medvedev continued his charge towards a maiden Grand Slam title by easing past Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open semifinals. Medvedev gave the pro-Tsitsipas crowd on Friday night little reason to cheer thanks to his 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory, two days after the Greek stunned 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal with a rousing two-set comeback.

The world No. 4 has only dropped two sets the entire tournament, when he was pushed to five sets in the third round by Serbian Filip Krajinovic.

Djokovic on the other hand, wasn't troubled in his last match out, icing Russia's Aslan Karatsev in straight sets.

However, the Serb did drop four sets in his preceding three matches. This included a brutal four-hour encounter against American Taylor Fritz in the third round that saw Djokovic sustain an abdominal injury he has battled throughout the tournament since.

How to watch/stream Djokovic vs. Medvev?

The Djokovic-Medvedev final will be telecast live on free-to-air television via Channel Nine - with the broadcast set to begin at 7pm (AEDT).

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February 18, 2021 Men ' s Singles Semifinals Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic cruises past Karatsev into ninth AO final . Defending champion Novak Djokovic is in no mood for sentiment. Qualifier Aslan Karatsev’s remarkable Grand Slam debut was emphatically halted 6-3 6-4 6-2 by the world No.1 on Thursday night to book his Australian Open final ticket.

Australian Open : Daniil Medvedev beats Stefanos Tsitsipas & meets Novak Djokovic . By Jonathan JurejkoBBC Sport. Last updated on. 19 February 202119 February 2021 .From the section Tennis. After losing in the 2019 US Open final , Medvedev aims again to become Russia's first male major champion since 2005. In his way stands top seed Djokovic , who is bidding for a record-extending ninth men ' s title at Melbourne Park. Medvedev has won three of their past four meetings but facing the 33-year-old Serb in an Australian Open final - in which he has a 100% winning record - should be a

Tonight's men's final can be watched live in Australia on Channel Nine, or streamed on 9Now, via Smart TV, website or app.

Replays of the match will also be accessible through the 9Now app after its completion.

What time is the men's Australian Open final?

Tonight's match will start at 7:30pm (AEST) on Rod Laver Arena.

Djokovic-Medvedev head-to-head

The pair have clashed seven times in total on the ATP Tour, with Djokovic edging out Medvedev 4-3.

However, so good is Medvedev's recent record against top 10 opposition, the Russian accounted for Djokovic in their last meeting at the ATP Finals in Great Britain, 6-3 6-3.

It's also worth noting, of the past five meetings between the two Europeans, Medvedev has won three.

Djokovic-Medvedev betting

A look at the markets a couple of hours out from tonight's match shows Novak Djokovic the slight favourite, and for good reason.

The world No. 1 is $1.85 to take out his ninth Australian Open crown, while Medvedev in a $1.99 to claim his first.

All odds are courtesy of Sportsbet.

Djokovic-Medvedev Live Scores

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