Novak scored a milestone quarter-final win at the Fever-Tree Championships on Friday, coming back from a break deficit in the first set to beat world no.26 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-1.

After taking the opener, it was a one way traffic in the second set with Novak dictating play to snap up the victory in one hour and 19 minutes.

The Serbian star broke Mannarino four times from 13 opportunities and was 6/10 on net approaches.

Djokovic became the tenth player in the Open Era to register at least 800 career singles match wins, joining Connors, Lendl, Federer, Vilas, Nadal, McEnroe, Agassi, Nastase and Edberg.

“I’m very excited to be able to win in straight sets against very good players,” said Djokovic. “Mannarino is a very tricky player to play against on the grass. Against Dimitrov I also won comfortably yesterday. So the level is there. Now it’s a question of maintaining it and just being in the right state of mind, and taking every day at a time and getting the best out of myself.”

Match statistics: aces (6-4), double faults (2-2), winners (15-12), unforced errors (17-27), total points won (70-48).

Next up for Novak is Frenchman Jeremy Chardy (ATP #61, H2H 10-0) who defeated American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4.

Marin Cilic (CRO, 1) faces Nick Kyrgios (AUS) in the other semi-final clash.

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