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The final match-ups for the Austrailian Open are now set. In the men's draw, Serbia's Novak Djokovic will look to continue his recent domination of Spain's Rafael Nadal to repeat as Aussie Champion. The Joker has won the last six meetings against Nadal, all of them coming in finals. Nadal is looking to reverse the trend and claim his second Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
On the women's side, Maria Sharapova is looking to pick up her first Grand Slam title since winning the Australian back in 2008. In the final, Sharapova will be taking on Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. That match will not only determine the Women's Aussie Champ, but also the top overall rank in the world.
Recently, Nike Tennis treated us to an Australian Open Lookbook, showcasing what some of their stars were wearing for the tournament. Here, we'll be taking a close look at special PE version of those sneakers, plus a few on-court sightings for adidas and Under Armour. Check it out and let us know what your favorite Aussie Open kicks are.
Novak Djokovic's Serbia-inspired adidas Barricade 6.0.
Another look at Djokovic's Barricade 6.0s.
Rafael Nadal is wearing a the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3, his name replacing Nike branding on the tongue.
Roger Federer made another deep Grand Slam run in his Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour PE.
Another look at Federer's Swiss-tagged kicks.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga laces up the adidas adiZero Feather.
Serena Williams serves in a PE version of the Nike Air Max Mirabella 3, embroidered with a special five-time champion patch.
A surprise entry, Bethanie Mattek-Sands played in the Under Armour Micro G Bloodline.
images via Yahoo