Top-seeded Novak rallied from 3-5 down in the first set to beat French lucky loser Corentin Moutet 7-6, 6-4 on Wednesday, kicking off his quest for a fifth Rolex Paris Masters title.
No.6 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the Rolex Shanghai Masters quarter-final on Friday. The Greek completed the second career victory over Novak in their three meetings, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. The match lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes.
Novak and his fellow Serbian, Filip Krajinovic, advanced to the second round at the Rolex Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 3-6, 10-3 victory against fifth-seeds and 2019 French Open winners, Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
Novak captured his fourth title of a season on Sunday, and 76th overall, outclassing Australian qualifier John Millman in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to win the Japan Open tennis tournament.
Nole recorded his third victory at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, ousting fifth seed Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-2 in just 51 minutes.