Medvedev, 25, extended his winning run to 20 matches with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas at Melbourne Park to reach his second grand slam final.
That run has brought him titles at the Paris Masters, ATP Finals and ATP Cup, while Friday’s victory, which briefly became complicated in the third set before a stunning backhand pass turned things back in his favour, was his 12th in a row over top-10 opponents.
Apart from Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, beating Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena is the toughest challenge in men’s tennis. On the eight occasions the world number one has reached the last four in Melbourne, he has won the title.
Here is what you need to know ahead of the Australian Open men’s final…
Date, UK start time and venue
Djokovic and Medvedev will take to the court at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne at 8:30am GMT on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Live stream: Eurosport subscribers can watch online via eurosport.co.uk or the Eurosport app – and Eurosport is also accessible through Amazon Prime.
Head to head (h2h) record
Prediction: Djokovic to win in five sets
Medvedev has put pressure on Djokovic’s shoulders, so should play a bit more freedom that expected in a final. Djokovic is the favourite for a reason, but Medvedev should push him all the way.
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
Djokovic to win 3-2 in sets: 6/1
Additional reporting by PA.