World no.1 and 2012 Roland Garros runner up, tops the men’s side of the draw, followed by Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.
Novak will take part at the Mutua Madrid Open next week (May 5-12), where he will defend quarterfinal performance and 180 ATP points.
World no.1 rewrites history books winning third straight Australian Open title by beating no.3 seed Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.
Novak and Andy will meet for 18th time in a showdown of tennis’s new top rivalry to determine who will seize the first major of 2013.
While biding to become the first three-peat Australian Open champion in the Open Era (since 1968), and looking to win his fourth title in Melbourne, Novak continues accomplishing outstanding streaks and records, making history of the grand sport.
Nole fell to Andy Murray 6-7(10), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6 in an epic
five-set thriller after four hours and 54 minutes. The final tied the record as the longest at Flushing Meadows.
Defending champion and no.2 seed continued his quest for sixth Grand Slam title with win over Spaniard David Ferrer. Novak will face Andy Murray in the finals on Monday at 16.00 local time (22.00 CET).
The 2012 US Open semi-final match was suspended for the day due to the expecting incoming tornado. Play will resume on Sunday at 11.00 local time (17.00 CET).
Defending champion beat no.7 seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 in three hours and six minutes to advance into the last four at Flushing Meadows.
World no.2 and defending champion was leading against no.18 seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1, 3-1 when the Swiss retired due to injury.