Australian Open final updates: Thiem, Djokovic Split Sets

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem is level with seven-time champion Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4 on Sunday in the Australian Open final.

If Thiem captures his first Grand Slam championship crown he will rise to a career-high No. 3 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, while if Djokovic lifts his 17th major trophy he guarantees his return to No. 1 on Monday.

Thiem has won four of their past five ATP Head2Head meetings against Djokovic, who is appearing in his 26th major final (16-9). Thiem has finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019.

The final on Rod Laver Arena is being watched by a record 31,020 spectators, breaking the previous record of 30,753 fans set in 2019. Additionally, the total Australian Open tournament attendance for 2020 is also a record 812,174, bettering the previous 2019 mark of 796,435.

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