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.
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.