On Sunday, February 2 2020, the second racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic will enter the court against the fifth racket of the world Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Men’s Final of the Australian Open.
Where is game taking place?
Melbourne Park, Melbourne.
When and at what time will the final begin?
Sunday February 2nd, 2020 at 08:30 (UK).
What channel is Dominic Thiem vs Novak Djokovic on?
The Men’s Final of Australian Open 2020 will be televised on Eurosport.
What is the expected weather?
The defending champion of the Australian Open is Djokovic. For the Serb, this is a great motivation to defend the title, however, the Austrian no less strongly wants to win, because this will provide him with fourth place in the ranking and the desired trophy of the Grand Slam tournament.
Bet and win
In recent months, Thiem continues to pleasantly surprise, as he suddenly improved his results on hard. Dominic did not change anything in his game, because he stopped making many mistakes. On Australian Open, no one could find the weaknesses of the Austrian, because he not only acted as the first number, but also easily kept the ball in court, practiced on the defensive. The main weapon of the tennis player was the serve.
Thiem went to the finals quite confidently, but he could have lost in the 1/32 final, losing to the 140th racket of the world Bolt 1:2, but then there were two confident sets 6:2, 6:1. The last three victories of the Austrian were over the top 10 tennis players – Monfils, Nadal and Zverev.
Here is what Dominic himself says: “He will definitely be the favorite, he won seven titles here, he never lost in the final. But I feel good, I am showing excellent tennis and I will try to perform at the maximum. I can only give everything in full, show my best tennis and, of course, look at the last matches in Paris and London, try to repeat what I did there.”
Djokovic is expected a step away from the title. Before the start of the Australian Open, the Serb was the main favorite for the victory, and he was also lucky with the net. At the moment, Novak is in optimal shape and confident.
Djokovic confidently went all the way to the final, losing only one set for the entire tournament. On the whole, Novak’s net was not difficult, but even at the approaches to the final Raonic and Federer did not create problems for him, losing 0:3 on the sets.
32-year-old Serb Novak Djokovic for his entire career won 78 ATP tournaments (both in doubles and singles). In addition, it is worth noting the fact that Novak is the record holder of the ATP World Tour in the variety of trophies won: Grand Slam and Masters.
Personal Meetings Statistic
Djokovic and Thiem met each other 10 times. Novak won in six matches, and Dominic won in four matches. Given the Serbian dominance in the ATP rating in recent years, this figure is more than positive for the young Austrian. Tennis players have never met in the finals, but in the semifinals, the second and fifth racket of the world confronted each other four times.
Thiem vs Djokovic Prediction
Both finalists are quite motivated to win, but for the Austrian, the triumph in the tournament will mean a new career scale, and for the Serb – a pleasant addition to the biography.
Both tennis players serve well, but if everyone is used to seeing the first ball from Thiem at a speed of 210-225 km/h, then Novak is surprising. Due to the first ball, the Serb avoids rallies and wins easy points. Dominic will definitely act in the final with the first number, sharpen and dictate his rules with each hit. That’s just Djokovic loves to play with such rivals, as he will be able to knock down the Austrian playing rhythm due to cut and shortened strokes. Yes, and the Serb is ready to withstand the most stubborn duel, which can not be said about Thiem. So Novak Djokovic will win the title.