Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem clash in the 2020 Australian Open final on Sunday night - and we’ve got all the key numbers and stats ahead of the big showdown.
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem
|Novak Djokovic (Rank: 2)||VS||Dominic Thiem (Rank: 5)|
|Belgrade, Serbia||Birthplace||Wiener Neustadt, Austria|
|Monte-Carlo, Monaco||Residence||Lichtenworth, Austria|
|$140,228,279||Career Prize Money||$22,406,618|
|16||Grand Slam titles||0|
|7||Australian Open titles||0|
|74-8||Australian Open W/L||16-6|
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem Head-to-Head
Djokovic leads 6-4
|ATP Finals 2019||RR||Hard||Thiem||6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(5)|
|French Open 2019||SF||Clay||Thiem||6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5|
|Madrid 2019||SF||Clay||Djokovic||7-6(2) 7-6(4)|
|Monte-Carlo 2018||R16||Clay||Thiem||6-7(2) 6-2 6-3|
|French Open 2017||QF||Clay||Thiem||7-6(5) 6-3 6-0|
|Rome 2017||SF||Clay||Djokovic||6-1 6-0|
|ATP Finals 2016||RR||Hard||Djokovic||6-7(10) 6-0 6-2|
|French Open 2016||SF||Clay||Djokovic||6-2 6-1 6-4|
|Miami 2016||R16||Hard||Djokovic||6-3 6-4|
|Shanghai 2014||R32||Hard||Djokovic||6-3 6-4|
Road to the final
It’s been a smooth ride for Djokovic into this eighth Australian Open final, with the defending champion losing just one set against Jan-Lennard Struff in the opening round.
In fact, if Djokovic were to beat Thiem in straight sets, he would break his personal record for most consecutive sets won in Melbourne.
|R1||Jan-Lennard Struff||7-6(5) 6-2 2-6 6-1|
|R2||Tatsuma Ito||6-1 6-4 6-2|
|R3||Yoshihito Nishioka||6-3 6-2 6-2|
|R16||Diego Schwartzman||6-3 6-4 6-4|
|QF||Milos Raonic||6-4 6-3 7-6(1)|
|SF||Roger Federer||7-6(1) 6-4 6-3|
By contrast, Thiem has been forced to battle through a number of gruelling encounters. The Austrian was somewhat fortunate to survive a second round clash with wildcard Alex Bolt after the Australian started cramping while leading two-sets-to-one, but since then – and parting ways with Thomas Muster – Thiem has been sensational, conquering Gael Monfils in straight sets before four-set victories over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and seventh seed Alexander Zverev.
But, just how much have those last two matches taken out of Thiem before a final with the greatest Australian Open champion in history?
|R1||Adrian Mannarino||6-3 7-5 6-2|
|R2||Alex Bolt||6-2 5-7 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2|
|R3||Taylor Fritz||6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4|
|R16||Gael Monfils||6-2 6-4 6-4|
|QF||Rafael Nadal||7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6)|
|SF||Alexander Zverev||3-6 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(4)|
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem Australian Open 2020 Stats
Djokovic has taken his serve to another level this tournament, firing down the sixth most aces out of any player, while by contrast, Thiem has served the second most double faults, behind only Benoit Paire.
To combat that, Thiem has the best winning percentage on return points behind the first serve, with Djokovic sitting in fifth place for the tournament. Djokovic is the leader for second serve points won on return.
|Novak Djokovic||VS||Dominic Thiem|
|118||1st Serve Return Points Won||186|
|109||2nd Serve Return Points Won||93|
|27||Break Points Won||28|
|12 hours, 29 minutes||Time Spent on Court||18 hours, 15 minutes|
Djokovic vs Thiem Australian Open final tennis is live from Melbourne on Sunday February 2 at 7.30pm local time (8.30am GMT).