2016 champion began his quest for a second Roland Garros trophy on Tuesday in Paris, when he defeated Mikael Ymer of Sweden 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Novak beat German no.28 seed Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in Arthur Ashe Stadium in one hour and 42 minutes on Friday night to reach the US Open fourth round. He will next play 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, against whom he holds a 3-0 H2H career mark.
The US Open Championship is the second major tournament of the 2020 season, as the Roland Garros was postponed and Wimbledon Championships cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be Novak’s 15th appearance in New York, where he lifted the trophy in 2011, 2015 and 2018.
Nole recorded a 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in their 50th career H2H match (27-23). The Serbian star will face Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5) in Sunday's final, looking to win his eighth Australian Open crown.
Defending champion Novak emerged victorious 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in the big-hitting quarter-final showdown against Milos Raonic in Tuesday's night session on Rod Laver Arena. Next up for the world no.2 is no.3 seed Roger Federer. The semi-final is scheduled on Friday.