Novak advanced to the last eight of the Adelaide International 1 by defeating Frenchman Quentin Halys 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Thursday. He goes on to face no.7 seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada (7-0 H2H record).
Sixth-seeded Novak produced a focused and sharp performance to defeat French-born American Maxime Cressy 7-6 (1), 6-4, breaking once and winning 92 per cent of points on his first serve to advance after one hour and 43 minutes on Court Central.
Novak Djokovic recorded a 6-3, 6-1 victory against world no. 34 Botic Van De Zandschulp on Thursday to advance into the last eight at the ATP 500 event in Astana, Kazakhstan. Number 4 seed will face Karen Khachanov (RUS) in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Novak powered into the Tel Aviv Watergen Open quarter-finals on Thursday after dominating Pablo Andujar to seal the 6-0, 6-3 win in one hour and 27 minutes. For a place in the ATP 250 event semi-finals, the Serbian star will face Canadian Vasek Pospisil (H2H record 5-0).
Five-time champion opened his 2022 Italian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aslan Karatsev. He goes on to face Stan Wawrinka (SUI) on Thursday.
World no.1 beat fellow Serb Laslo Djere 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) in Belgrade on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals at the Serbia Open. Next up for Novak is seventh seed and another young gun from Serbia, Miomir Kecmanovic.