For the second straight day at the ATP 250 event, Novak battled back from a set and a break down, this time against seventh seed Miomir Kecmanovic to advance to the semi-finals in his hometown Belgrade, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The top seed at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships failed to reach semi-finals of the ATP 500 event on Thursday. Novak suffered a 4-6, 6-7 (4) loss to world no.123 Jiri Vesely (CZE, Q). As a result, the Serbian star will fall to no.2 in the ATP Rankings on Monday for the first time since February 2020. Djokovic has spent a record 361 weeks at the summit of men's professional tennis.
The world no.1 beat Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 6-0 in just 70 minutes, as he continued his quest for a first Olympic tennis gold medal. Novak will next play Alexander Zverev (GER, 4) on Friday.
Novak continued his quest for a third consecutive Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over unseeded Marton Fucsovics on Centre Court. He will face Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 10) in Friday's semi-final.
The Serbian star, a defending champion at the Foro Italico, came back from a set and a break deficit to seal a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over the fifth-seeded Greek. Looking to reach the Italian Open final for the 11th time, Novak will take on Lorenzo Sonego (ITA, ATP #33) later today.
Nole continued his bid for a record 36th ATP Masters 1000 title. The world no.1 advanced to his 11th semi-final at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, following a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win against German qualifier Dominik Koepfer. He next faces Casper Ruud (NOR, ATP #34).
The world no.1 has made it through to the last four of the Western & Southern Open for the eighth time, sailing past big-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour. He goes on to face Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the Masters 1000 event final.