Novak started his title defence in a strong fashion by beating Roberto Caraballes Baena in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. He next faces Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG, ATP #56).
The main singles draw for the last Grand Slam tournament in 2019 has been made on Thursday. No.1 seed and defending champion will open campaign in his 14th US Open appearance against Roberto Caraballes Baena from Spain (ATP #76).
Novak claimed his 16th Major and fifth Championships crown with a thrilling four hours, 57-minute victory on Centre Court, adding to his 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018 triumphs at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. It is Nole's third trophy in 2019 and 75th career title.
The defending champion cruised through his fourth round match with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ugo Humbert in one hour and 42 minutes, reaching the last eight of a major for the 45th time. He goes on to face no.21 seed David Goffin (5-1 H2H) on Wednesday.
The defending champion began his quest for a fifth Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber. He goes on to face ATP no.111 Denis Kudla, in round two on Wednesday.
The third Grand Slam of the season will be held from July 1-14, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. In his 15th appearance at Wimbledon, Novak will open title defence campaign against world no.57 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) in their 13th career meeting (10-2 H2H).