Novak moved to within one victory of capturing his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and seventh overall, when he defeated no.9 seed Cameron Norrie of Great Britain 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The top seed will look to win his 21st Grand Slam crown when he faces Nick Kyrgios in the championship match on Sunday (15:00 CET).
Novak earned his 1000th tour-level match win on Saturday, defeating fifth seed Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the Rome Masters final. The Serb is the fifth player to reach the milestone in the Open Era, joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Carlos Alcaraz beat the world no.1 in an epic battle, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) to reach the final in Madrid. Next tournament for Novak will be the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (May 8-15).
Novak did double duty in the Davis Cup semis on Friday, but it was not enough to give a victory to the 2010 champions Serbia. Gojo won the opening singles rubber against Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nole leveled the tie beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2, but in the deciding doubles, the world no.1 pair Mektic/Pavic defeated Djokovic and Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1.
2018 Nitto ATP Finals trophy holder Alexander Zverev put in a high quality performance to beat five-time former champion 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 28 minutes, reaching the title match for the second time.
Nole secured a year-end number one crown for a record-breaking seventh time with a 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 comeback win over Hubert Hurkacz in Paris semis. The top seed and five-time titlist will take on defending champion Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 2) in Sunday's final (15:00 CET).
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.