Nole continued his career 'Golden Masters' quest as he beat Milos Raonic 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to move within a match of his sixth Cincinnati final. He will next meet no.7 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia
Novak and Kevin Anderson missed on a great chance to beat doubles specialists Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya and reach semi-finals at the Toronto Masters. Mektic and Peya needed an hour and 34 minutes of action to clinch a 7-5, 7-5 win over the Serbian/South African pair
The 2016 champion and 20th seed saved three match points and missed three set points before the world no.72 prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 7-6 (13-11)
In a thrilling topsy-turvy contest, Nole edged past Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to advance into his ninth Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-final. He will take on top seed Rafael Nadal on Saturday at 15:00 CET. The two have faced each other 50 times with Nole leading 26–24.
Tomas Berdych is into the last four at The Championships after Novak retired with an elbow injury early in the second set.
Serbia will next play against France in away tie on September 15-17. It will be a rematch of the 2010 final when Serbia won their maiden title.