2021-02-17 08:44:06 | What date is it, what TV channel is it on and who could be playing in it?

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What is it?

The men’s final of the 2021 Australian Open, which was delayed by three weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When is it?

It will take place on February 21, Sunday.

What time is it?

The players are expected to walk onto court shortly after 9am (GMT). The match will start after a five-minute warm-up.

Where is it taking place?

On the main stadium at Melbourne Park, Rod Laver Arena.

How can I watch it?

Eurosport has exclusive rights to this year’s opening grand slam, so you can watch the final on its main channel, Eurosport 1.

Alternatively, bookmark this page and return on Sunday morning for our rolling blog, with build up, game-by-game updates and reaction.

Who will be competing in the final?

The first semi-final sees world No 1 and eight-time champion Novak Djokovic face Aslan Karatsev.

The players in the second semi-final will be decided on Wednesday following the last two quarter-finals.

In an all-Russian contest, Daniil Medvedev plays Andrey Rublev. Then 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal takes on Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas. 

What’s the prize money for the men’s final?

The men and women’s pots are equal, but prize money has been significantly cut this year due to the pandemic.

This year’s winner will walk away with £1.5million, down 31 per cent on last year’s £2.2m cheque.

The runner-up will take home £847,000, down 23 per cent on 2020’s amount of £1.1m. 

What are the latest odds?

Djokovic is favourite with the bookies at 8/9 to retain his title.

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Medvedev is 4/1 while Nadal is 13/2. Tsitsipas is an outsider at 29/2.

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Source References: The Telegraph

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