Novak beat Lucas Pouille 6-1 6-2 and reached the semi finals in Tokyo.
Novak: “It was definitely one of the best matches I’ve played this year. Best one of this week and it came at the right time. Lucas was playing really well the first couple of matches in this tournament. I saw him play a couple of days ago against Nishioka and he was playing really well. I took away the time from him. I served well, served many aces, returned a lot of his serves back and just used every opportunity to come in. Just overall, a really flawless performance.”
Novak beat Go Soeda 6-3 7-5 and reached the quarter finals in Tokyo.
Novak: “He made me work for my win today and the atmosphere was really good on the court. I enjoyed it. I think I played a pretty good tennis match. From the baseline, I was solid, aggressive when I needed to be and taking the ball early. I served very well until that game when I was serving for the match at 5-3. I made some double faults, I missed all my first serves, and allowed him to break back and come back into the match. But there were not too many negatives today, because I had chances constantly. I had match points at 5-4, but he just came up with some very good shots and fought hard and that’s why we give him credit. But from my side, I’m really pleased.”
Novak beat Ugo Humbert 6-3 6-2 6-3, David Goffin 6-4 6-0 6-2 and Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon final for the sixth time in his career.
Novak: “It’s the final of Wimbledon. This is the kind of match that I always dreamed of being part of as a young boy with the tennis racquet. This is what I worked for. I wanted to be in this position. I have a chance to fight for a trophy, I’ll definitely give it my all.”
Novak beat Hubert Hurkacz 7-5 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Novak: “He was fighting. He was playing well, serving well and hitting clean and accurate shots. It was a great fight the first couple of sets. He deserved to win the second one. I tried to focus on one point at a time, I just wanted to hold my serve and make him play. I played the perfect third set and also my fourth set was solid. I’m really pleased with the performance.”