The Austrian rallied to beat Novak 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5), and made his first Nitto ATP Finals semis. Djokovic will face no.3 seed and six-time titlist Roger Federer (SUI) on Thursday, for a spot in the last four.
The world’s biggest indoor tournament begins on Sunday, November 10, at the O2 Arena in London, and will be played until November 17. The draw ceremony has been made on Tuesday afternoon. Novak is placed in Group Bjorn Borg with Federer, Thiem and Berrettini.
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 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).
Alexander Zverev earned his biggest career title to date by winning ATP Finals in London 6-4, 6-3 over five-time former champion Novak. The world no.1 earned 1000 ATP points this week and will finish the 2018 season atop of the rankings with 9,045 points, 1,565 more that Nadal