World no.1 continued his chase for the Grand Slam, following a convincing 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor in one hour and 39 minutes. Novak will next face 2014 US Open runner-up and former world no.4 Kei Nishikori (17-2 H2H record).
The world no.1 has made it through to the last four of the Western & Southern Open for the eighth time, sailing past big-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour. He goes on to face Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the Masters 1000 event final.
Djokovic improved to a perfect 20-0 record in 2020, following a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Tennys Sandgren, for a place in the quarter-finals. He next faces German Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP #34).
The 2020 Western & Southern Open is the first tournament to be played since the ATP Tour was suspended in early March. It will take place at Flushing Meadows (August 22-28) without fans in attendance. Novak is a top seed. He will open campaign in R2 against Ricardas Berankis (LTU, ATP #72, Q).
Novak Djokovic confirmed he will compete at the Western & Southern Open and US Open in New York this month. He will arrive in New York on Saturday, August 15.
The "BNP Paribas Open" in Indian Wells and the "Miami Open" in Miami will not take place at this time due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and the safety of the participants and attendees at the event.