Defending champion advanced into the last 16 at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, following a 7-5, 6-1 win over world no.45 Sam Querrey. The match lasted one hour and 18 minutes.
Novak is no.1 seed and has a first round BYE. He will open his title defence campaign against Sam Querrey (USA, ATP #45). The Serbian star claimed the historic crown in 2018 to become the first singles player to achieve Career Golden Masters.
Novak made tennis history on Sunday, becoming the first player to win all nine Masters 1000 titles since the series started in 1990. Djokovic claimed his 70th ATP Tour title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Western & Southern Open final.
Novak continued his quest for the Career Golden Masters, edging past 2016 champion Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 into the Western & Southern Open final. He will meet even-time former titlist Roger Federer (SUI, 2) in Sunday's final (16:00 local time / 22:00 CET).
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 won four of the final seven games of a two-day clash with the defending champion Dimitrov, to advance 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. He will take on Canada's Milos Raonic in the quarter-final later tonight
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.