Djokovic downs Millman to win his first Japan Open title

REUTERS
Published 07.10.2019 00:29

World number one Novak Djokovic won his first Japan Open title and the 76th of his career with a dominant 6-3 6-2 win over Australian John Millman in the final in Tokyo yesterday. It was a triumphant return to the tour for Djokovic, who had withdrawn from the U.S. Open in the fourth round due to a shoulder injury, and it was the 10th time he had won a title on his tournament debut. The top seeded Serb needed only 69 minutes to dispatch Millman – who was playing in his maiden ATP 500 final – and the 32-year-old won the title without dropping a set in the tournament.

Djokovic won a whopping 87% of his first service points and fired six aces, never giving Millman a whiff of a break point. He also broke the 30-year-old Australian ranked 79 places below him three times in the match. Djokovic has already qualified for next month's season-ending ATP Finals in London.

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