Nole advanced to the fourth round at the US Open for the 15th time when he overcame countryman and Davis Cup teammate Laslo Djere 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday. He next plays Borna Gojo (CRO).
Three-time champion made a fast start at the US Open, when he moved past Frenchman Alexandre Muller with a commanding performance 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the second round.
Main singles draw for the 2023 edition of the US Open has been made on Thursday. No.2 seed will open campaign in his 17th appearance in New York against Alexandre Muller (ATP #85) of France. Competitions at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows begin on August 28, and will last until September 10.
Novak rallied from a set and a break down to capture his third title at the Western & Southern Open, defeating Carlos Alcaraz 5-7, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) in Sunday's final. One of the best matches in the ATP Masters history lasted three hours and 49 minutes.