Nole is through to his ninth US Open final, following a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over 2020 runner-up Alexander Zverev. The world no.1 will face Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2) on Sunday, looking to win a record-breaking 21st major championship crown and a historic calendar-year Grand Slam.
Novak defeated 99th-ranked American Jenson Brooksby 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last eight in New York and keep alive his hopes for the first calendar-year Grand Slam by a men’s player since 1969.
Three-time US Open champion came back from a set down to beat 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 for a place in the fourth round. Novak goes on to play Jenson Brooksby (USA) on Monday.
World no.1 continued his chase for the Grand Slam, following a convincing 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor in one hour and 39 minutes. Novak will next face 2014 US Open runner-up and former world no.4 Kei Nishikori (17-2 H2H record).
Top seed and three-time former champion has been disqualified from his US Open fourth-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta, after accidentally hitting a ball at a linesperson.
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.