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.
The world no.1 beat Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 6-0 in just 70 minutes, as he continued his quest for a first Olympic tennis gold medal. Novak will next play Alexander Zverev (GER, 4) on Friday.
The world number one breezed past no.16 seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the last eight at the Tokyo Olympics. He will next play Japan's Kei Nishikori. Novak is also through to the mixed doubles quarter-finals (w/Nina Stojanovic).
Novak eased into the third round of the Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament following a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff. He will next play against 16th seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Wednesday.
The draw for the Tokyo Olympic tennis tournament has been made. Novak is a top seed and will open his campaign in singles competition against world no.139 Hugo Dellien (Bolivia).
Novak captured his fourth title of a season on Sunday, and 76th overall, outclassing Australian qualifier John Millman in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to win the Japan Open tennis tournament.
Nole recorded his third victory at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, ousting fifth seed Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-2 in just 51 minutes.