Nadal sits level with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as the most successful male player in Grand Slam history and can go clear should he topple the Russian and win only his second Australian Open title, 13 years after his first.
Medvedev came into the tournament as the No2 seed but was effectively its topped ranked player following the enforced withdrawal of world No1 Novak Djokovic.
The 25-year-old was beaten by Djokovic in the 12 months ago but went on to win his first Major title when denying Djokovic a calendar year Grand Slam at the US Open in September.
Here’s everything you need to know about the final…
Date, venue and UK start time
The 2022 Australian Open men’s singles final will take place on Sunday, January 30, and is due to start at 8:30am GMT.
The match will be played on Melbourne Park’s main showcourt, the Rod Laver Arena.
How to watch the 2022 Australian Open final
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live in the UK on Eurosport 1.
Live stream: Eurosport and Sky subscribers can watch the match via the Eurosport Player or SkyGo apps. Discovery+ can also stream the action live via the app.
Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev head-to-head record
Medvedev won the most recent meeting of the two players at the 2020 ATP Finals but it is Nadal who has had the better of their career head-to-heads.
- Nadal wins: 3
- Medvedev wins: 1
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