Novak's 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 semifinal victory over American Tommy Paul on Friday was his 27th win in a row in Melbourne. In Sunday's final (09:00 CET), Djokovic will face third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a 13th time in their careers for the Championship trophy and the World no.1 spot!
Novak eliminated Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) to reach his eighth career year-end tournament final. The seventh seed will take on Casper Ruud in the championship match on Sunday.
The defending champion outplayed the fifth-seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (4) in two hours and 20 minutes to reach his 56th Masters 1000 tournament final. Djokovic, the six-time Bercy champion, will next face Denmark's Holger Rune (Sunday, 15:00 CET).
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.