The top seed won his third title of the season, and 89th of his career, when he outplayed second seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4 in the Tel Aviv Watergen Open final on Sunday.
Novak sealed semi-final spot in Tel Aviv, following a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Canadian lucky loser Vasek Pospisil. The top seed goes on to play Russian Roman Safiullin for a place in the ATP 250 event final.
Novak powered into the Tel Aviv Watergen Open quarter-finals on Thursday after dominating Pablo Andujar to seal the 6-0, 6-3 win in one hour and 27 minutes. For a place in the ATP 250 event semi-finals, the Serbian star will face Canadian Vasek Pospisil (H2H record 5-0).
It will be Novak's debut at the ATP 250 event, taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from September 26 to October 2. The top-seeded Serbian star gets BYE in the first round. He will open his campaign against world no.115 Pablo Andujar (ESP, H2H 2-0) in round two.