The world no.1 delivered one of his best performances against the fourth seed to emerge victorious in straight sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 and claim his 18th Grand Slam title.
Novak reached the Australian Open final for the ninth time in his career after defeating Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. He will now face Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 4) in Sunday's final, as he bids to win his 18th Grand Slam title.
Eight-time Australian Open winner set up a semi-final with world no.114 Aslan Karatsev (RUS, Q), following a 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (6) comeback victory over sixth seed Alexander Zverev.
Nole beat no.14 seed Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 for a place in his 12th Australian Open quarter-final. Looking to reach the last 4 in Melbourne, the defending champion will take on no.6 seed Alexander Zverev on Tuesday.
Novak won the five-set epic despite an injury. The top seed and eight-time titlist recorded a 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 victory in 3 hours and 25 minutes to set a R16 clash with Milos Raonic (CAN, 14, H2H 11-0).
The top seed battled past Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3 in three hours and 30 minutes to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
In just 91 minutes inside RLA, the top seed and defending champion made a statement behind a 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy.
Novak vs Dominic Thiem Australian Open final encounter ( 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4) is the best Grand Slam match of the 2020 season.
Rafael Nadal claimed the 2020 French Open to deny Novak his second career Grand Slam. The 13-time titlist defeated the 2016 champion and top seed in straights sets 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in a superbly played match under a closed roof on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Nole beat fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 after a great battle to reach his fifth French Open final. He will take on Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2) in the championship match on Sunday (15:00 CET).