The Serbian star was absolutely majestic as he masterclassed no.7 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 in just 58 minutes to reach his fifth semi-final at the Rolex Paris Masters. He will meet 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.
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.
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.
World no.1 defeated reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, advancing to the last four on the Parisian terre battue for the ninth time. For a place in the French Open final, Novak will meet fourth seed Dominic Thiem (Friday about 15:30 CET)
The four-time former titlist survived a serious scare from Juan Martin Del Potro at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Friday, fighting off two match points to rally past the Argentine 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 and reach his 10th semi-final in Rome
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.
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