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 will compete for a bronze medal on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics as he suffered a 6-1, 3-6, 1-6 semi-final loss to fourth seed Alexander Zverev. The German will face Karen Khachanov in the gold-medal match.
Nole defeated 10th seed Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5 to set a championship showdown against seventh seed Matteo Berrettini.
The Serbian/Spanish combination will play in the ATP Mallorca doubles final after beating third seeds Oliver Marach and Aissam Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-3, 7-6 (4).
In one of the biggest blockbuster matches in tennis, Novak and Rafa produced amazing level of play in their 58th career matchup. Djokovic beat the defending titlist 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to set up a championship match with Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 5).
Nole won two battles on Saturday to advance into the Italian Open championship match. After beating Tsitsipas in three sets, the Serbian star edged Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
The third seed clinched the biggest victory of his career against world no.1, triumphing 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in three hours and 25 minutes to reach the Serbia Open final.
Novak reached the Australian Open final for the ninth time in his career after defeating Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. He will now face Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 4) in Sunday's final, as he bids to win his 18th Grand Slam title.
Novak saved four match points in the second set and led 4-0 in the third set tie-break, but haven't made it into the Nitto ATP Finals championship match. Dominic Thiem clinched a 7-5, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5) win in three hours. The Serbian star has enjoyed another exceptional season, capturing four titles, and has finished as world no.1 for the sixth time in the past 10 years.