Noval overcame a formidable challenge from no.5 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili, having to come from a set down to reach the Qatar Open semis. He will meet seventh seed Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday
Novak continued his bid for a third title at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. The top seed rallied from a set down to beat world no.36 Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and advance into the ATP 250 tournament quarters
World no.1 and 14-time GS champion is making his fourth appearance at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, taking place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from December 31 to January 5. The top seed will open singles campaign against Damir Dzumhur (ATP #47)
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.