Novak did double duty in the Davis Cup semis on Friday, but it was not enough to give a victory to the 2010 champions Serbia. Gojo won the opening singles rubber against Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nole leveled the tie beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2, but in the deciding doubles, the world no.1 pair Mektic/Pavic defeated Djokovic and Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1.
Serbia is through to the Davis Cup semis following a comeback 2-1 win over Kazakhstan. Kukushkin clinched the opening point beating Kecmanovic 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. Novak then recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alexander Bublik to level the tie. In the deciding doubles match, Nole and Cacic teamed up to defeat Golubev and Nedovyesov 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Serbia will face Croatia at the Madrid Arena on Friday (16:00 CET).
Novak beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the win after Filip Krajinovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-6. Viktor Troicki/Janko Tipsarevic face Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the remaining doubles dead rubber.
The world no.1 won a record-equalling 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title in Madrid on Sunday when he beat young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final. It is Novak's second title of the year and 74th career trophy
Nole will compete in his third Mutua Madrid Open final after defeating no.5 seed Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). The Serbian star is trying to tie Rafael Nadal's record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 trophies. Next up for Djokovic is Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 8) on Sunday at 18:30 CET
Nole defeated American qualifier Taylor Fritz in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in just 65 minutes to move into the third round at the Mutua Madrid Open. The top-seeded Serbian star is celebrating his 250th week at no.1 in the ATP Rankings