Novak rallied from a set and a break down to capture his third title at the Western & Southern Open, defeating Carlos Alcaraz 5-7, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) in Sunday's final. One of the best matches in the ATP Masters history lasted three hours and 49 minutes.
Nole defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets 7-6 (5), 7-5, to power into the Western & Southern Open final in two hours and four minutes. He will face top seed Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday at 22:30 CET, aiming for a record-extending 39th Masters crown.
Two-time champion moved through to his 75th Masters 1000 semi-final on Friday night following a 6-0, 6-4 victory over American Taylor Fritz in their last eight clash in Cincinnati.
Novak contiued his dominant run against Gael Monfils as he downed the Frenchman for the 19th time in his career. The Serbian tennis ace recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win in just 67 minutes to advance to the last eight at the Western & Southern Open.
Novak is through to the third round of the Western & Southern Open after 46 minutes of play. The two-time titlist won the opening set against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, before the Spaniard retired in the first game of the second set with a back injury.