Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will go head to head in the final of Australian Open Men’s tennis final on Sunday. After the shocking exit of Roger Federer in the 4th round, Nadal and Djokovic were touted as favorites for the title. Both are top-ranked players at the moment. Djokovic is the top-ranked player in the world, Nadal is the second rank player in the world and this gives us an idea of how close the contest is going to be.
Djokovic born in Serbia on May 22, 1987, will be gunning for his 15th grand slam title. Nadal, on the other hand, has 17 grand slam titles in his kitty and is only second in the list after the great Roger Federer who leads the pack at 20. Nadal, the Spaniard, born on June 03, 1986 if wins the Australian Open title will become only the first man in history to win every grand slam at least twice in their career. Nobody has achieved this feat before.
Nadal is the first player in the Open Era to win 11 titles at the same major. His record of winning 11 French Open titles is a feat unmatched in the game of tennis till date. Djokovic and Nadal both are in the list of eight people who have completed a career grand slam. A career grand slam is when you have won every grand slam once in your career.