Nole will take on Gael Monfils (2) on Saturday, seeking his first title on grass outside Wimbledon.
Novak got his grass campaign underway with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over qualifier Vasek Pospisil in 85 minutes.
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Novak will be making his debut appearance at the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tournament at Devonshire Park.
The Austrian sixth seed beat the defending champion in straight sets 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 in two hours and 15 minutes.
Novak continued his good run on Parisian clay as he defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3 to reach the last 8.