Nole leads the men’s nominations along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlory, Marc Márquez and Renaud Lavillenie.
Three weeks after winning his fifth Australian Open title, Novak returns to Dubai…
After winning his fifth Australian Open title, Nole leads the ATP rankings, ahead of Federer, Nadal and Murray, who climbs back to no.4.
The world no.1 beat no.6 seed 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 to win an eighth major, joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi in fifth place on the Open Era major titles list.
Novak advanced to his fifth final at Melbourne Park as he fought past no.4 seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 on Friday. He faces Murray for title.
World no.1 progressed to his fifth semi-finals in Melbourne with a 7-6 (5) 6-4 6-2 victory over Milos Raonic.
Nole beat Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the eighth time.
The top seed advanced into the Australian Open fourth round with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over no.31 seed Fernando Verdasco on Saturday.
Novak ousted world no.88 Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 24 minutes on Thursday to ease into the third round in Melbourne.
World no.1 opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over qualifier from Slovenia Aljaz Bedene (116) on Tuesday.