Four-time former titlist recorded his 46th match win in 2018 by beating Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-5, 6-1 for a place in the third round of the Rolex Paris Masters. He will next play Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur
No.10 seed recorded his 29th victory of the season on Wednesday, beating Andrea Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the Western & Southern Open. Novak will meet no.5 seed and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) on Thursday for a quarter-final spot.
Nole continued his bid for a fifth Rogers Cup crown with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Peter Polansky in one hour and 24 minutes. He will take on NextGenATP star Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, ATP #27) for a place in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament quarters
The 11th seed defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-4, 6-2 at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia to move into the third round of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Rome. Novak will face Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) in the last 16. The Serbian star leads their H2H series 5-0
Former world no.1 and six-time champion could not get past the second round of the Miami Open presented by Itaú on Friday, falling to Benoit Paire 3-6, 4-6 in 67 minutes. The match was Novak's last appearance at Crandon Park Stadium on Key Biscayne, as the tournament is relocating to Hard Rock Stadium next year
In his first match since the Australian Open, the five-time BNP Paribas Open champion lost to world no.109 Taro Daniel 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-6. It was Novak's first event since medical intervention on his right elbow. The Japanese qualifier claimed the win after two hours and 30 minutes of play