World no.1 advanced in straight sets on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the season's third and final clay-court ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Novak wasted no time in his first match today, as he dismissed Canada's Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 6-3 in just 66 minutes
The world no.1 won a record-equalling 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title in Madrid on Sunday when he beat young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final. It is Novak's second title of the year and 74th career trophy
Nole will compete in his third Mutua Madrid Open final after defeating no.5 seed Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). The Serbian star is trying to tie Rafael Nadal's record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 trophies. Next up for Djokovic is Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 8) on Sunday at 18:30 CET
Novak will take on no.5 seed Dominic Thiem in Saturday's semi-final (16:00 CET). The Austrian defeated Roger Federer (SUI, 4) in three sets.