Rafa Nadal arrives to Palma airport after travelling from Australia.
The Spanish great is now one major title clear of his 'Big Three' rivals.
The Russian will now seek to stop Nadal from setting an all-time men's record of 21 Grand Slam titles.
"I have been a little bit unlucky during my career with some injuries and other times I played amazing finals with good chances."
7-6 (16-14) 6-2 6-2 to Rafael Nadal.
Rafa Nadal has beaten Karen Khachanov.
Vehicles carrying unidentified individuals depart the car park at the offices of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic’s legal team in Melbourne.
A Federal Court convenes to hear the 34-year-old's appeal against the Australian government's second attempt to boot him out.
Last month he tested positive for COVID-19 following an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.
The vacant spot in the draw will be decided after qualifying.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic takes a break as he practices at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Australia considering cancelling his visa again.
Rafa Nadal of Mallorca in action during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open, at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic's case provoked a row between Canberra and Belgrade and fuelled heated debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies.