Novak Djokovic is clear-sighted about his goals: overtaking Rafael Nadal's 19 Major titles and Roger Federer's 20 to become the all-time Grand Slam king, and outdoing the Swiss master's record 310 weeks in the top ranking.
Novak Djokovic defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win record eighth 8th title at the Australian Open.
Australian Open final: Novak Djokovic is 6-4 in their career head-to-heads, but Dominic Thiem has won four of the last five.
Dominic Thiem came from a set down to outlast Alexander Zverev and make his first Australian Open final on Friday.
Rafael Nadal was outplayed in the quarter-finals of Australian Open by Dominic Thiem in a thrilling four-set game.
Rafael Nadal had to work hard to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4) in the Australian Open.
Dominic Thiem beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 7-6 (7/3).
ATP Finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 and the fourth first-time champion at the season-ending event in as many years.
Dominic Thiem saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, making his ATP Finals debut, had earlier beaten Roger Federer.
Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals.
Roger Federer was beaten 5-7, 5-7 on the opening day after Novak Djokovic had swatted aside debutant Matteo Berrettini in the earlier Group Bjorn Borg contest.
The "Big Three" remain the men to beat at the season-ending ATP Finals in London.
Novak Djokovic saw off Britain's Kyle Edmund to reach quarterfinals while Grigor Dimitrov knocked out fifth seed Dominic Thiem in Paris Masters.
Dominic Thiem had to dig deep to get past Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-4 as the Canadian powered down 30 aces in a thunderous serving display.
Dominic Thiem will face Diego Schwartzman in the final after the Argentine fifth seed beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 in his semi-final.
China Open: Naomi Osaka said that she felt she had been "counted out" after hitting poor form following her Australian Open triumph in January.
Rafael Nadal needed barely two hours to see John Millman off 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Rafael Nadal, who won his fourth title in Canada a year ago, needed almost two hours on Friday to overcome the Italian veteran who shocked him on clay at Monte Carlo in April.