Britain's tennis fans will be cheering Andy Murray on today as he steps on court for the match which could net him his first grand slam title.
The Scot is hoping to become the first British man to triumph in one of his sport's premier events for 75 years as he takes on third seed Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
His supporters are hoping it will be third time lucky for the 23-year-old, who has lost in two grand slam finals before - the 2008 US Open and last year's Australian Open.
Fifth-seed Murray predicted a "brutal" match and said he would try to ignore the historical ramifications of a victory and aim to fulfil a personal dream.
Speaking on Saturday, he said: "It's more of a personal goal and personal dream of mine.
"The historical thing, it's not something I have thought about that much but it's something that for me personally I want to try to win. I don't want to get myself so amped up that I play a stinker of a match."
Prime Minister David Cameron, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie are among those to have sent good luck messages to the sportsman.
Murray's grandparents, Roy and Shirley Erskine, are facing a nervous wait in his home town of Dunblane, while the star's mother is in Melbourne.
Speaking on Saturday night, Mr Erskine said: "We don't want to predict anything, we just hope he plays well and it would be wonderful if he won. That's as much as we can hope for. We're hoping that this time tomorrow we will be celebrating."
Millions are expected to watch the match on TV after 6.3 million tuned in to last year's Australian Open to watch Murray lose to Roger Federer.