Novak recorded a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over lucky loser Mats Moraing to progress into the last eight at the Belgrade Open. Next up for the world no.1, who is pursuing his second title of the season, is Federico Coria (ARG, Alt), currently ranked no.96 in the ATP Rankings.
Top seed began his Serbia Open 2021 campaign with a routine 6-1, 6-3 win against Kwon Soonwoo to reach the last eight in his hometown. He will next face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Friday.
Top seed recorded his 70th career French Open match win as he crushed Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Novak will look to continue his pursuit of a second Roland Garros title when he plays Daniel Elahi Galan (COL, LL) in the third round on Saturday.
The top seed booked his place in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships last eight, following a convincing 6-3, 6-1 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber. For a spot in the ATP 500 event semi-finals, Novak will face no.7 seed Karen Khachanov.
Top-seeded Novak rallied from 3-5 down in the first set to beat French lucky loser Corentin Moutet 7-6, 6-4 on Wednesday, kicking off his quest for a fifth Rolex Paris Masters title.