Novak moved into the last four of the inaugural Belgrade Open, following a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Federico Coria. For a spot in the ATP 250 event final, the top seed will face qualifier Andrej Martin (SVK, ATP #119).
Novak recorded a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over lucky loser Mats Moraing to progress into the last eight at the Belgrade Open. Next up for the world no.1, who is pursuing his second title of the season, is Federico Coria (ARG, Alt), currently ranked no.96 in the ATP Rankings.
The third seed clinched the biggest victory of his career against world no.1, triumphing 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in three hours and 25 minutes to reach the Serbia Open final.
The world no.1 moved into the Serbia Open semi-finals on Friday following a 6-1, 6-3 victory over countryman Miomir Kecmanovic. He will next face Russian third seed Aslan Karatsev (H2H 1-0).
Top seed began his Serbia Open 2021 campaign with a routine 6-1, 6-3 win against Kwon Soonwoo to reach the last eight in his hometown. He will next face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Friday.
The ATP Tour returns to Belgrade for the first time since 2012. Novak, who has won the title in his hometown twice (2009, 2011), will play against Soonwoo Kwon (KOR, ATP #85) in R2.
18-time Grand Slam champion has revealed his partial schedule for the 2021 spring season. He will next play at Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and Serbia Open.
Novak toppled Alexander Zverev 4-0, 1-4, 4-2, but that was not enough for him to reach the final, as he needed to beat the German in straight sets. After impressive Round Robin performances from both Filip Krajinovic and Dominic Thiem, the two met in the Adria Tour final. The Austrian recorded a 4-3 (2), 2-4, 4-2 triumph to become the champion.