The decisive game of the season's first Grand Slam is doomed to go down in history. On the one hand, Novak Djokovic - The greatest champion ever in the tournament will be able to increase the number of victories on Australian soil to eight and enhance the distance from the six titles of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson. On the other side will be an Austrian looking to write his name on the Grand Slams winners for the first time, after two consecutive Roland Garros finals defeat against Rafael Nadal.
Both players have met 10 times in their careers and the h2h is slightly favorable to Novak Djokovic. The Serbian won six and lost four, but the four defeats have all come in the last five meetings. They played three times in Grand Slam tournaments, always at Roland Garros, and the balance is favorable to Thiem. He won two and lost one of those matches. As far as hard-court matches are concerned, the statistic is favorable to “Djoko” (3-1).
On the way to the final Djokovic had a more relaxed course. He lost the only set of the tournament in the first round, and after that played a perfect tennis, including in key moments in the semi-final against an injured Roger Federer.
Thiem played against Nadal one of the best games of his career. The best tennis of the Austrian appear in the QF clash perfect and surprised the Spaniard in four sets to make his presence in the semi-final against his friend Zverev. After four sets against the german, he booked a place in the final. His spectacular backhand will certainly be pushed to the limit against Djokovic, who will have in his strength the greatest weapon against Thiem's ??explosive tennis.
By status, Djokovic is the favorite, but Thiem already shown that he has the right weapons to beat the Serbian.
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