Djokovic Overwhelms Millman To Claim First Tokyo Title
by Staff | October 6th, 2019, 10:14 am
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Novak Djokovic added Tokyo to the list of cities where he’s been victorious. Playing in first Tokyo open, the World No. 1 coasted to the title in the Japanese capital overwhelming John Millman 6-3, 6-2 in the Sunday final.

Djokovic, who never lost a set and lost more than four games in a set once in five matches, collects his 76th career title, first since Wimbledon.

“It was a fantastic week in every sense. I felt great on the court, felt very welcomed by the Japanese people, off the court as well. They made me feel like at home,” Djokovic said. “Didn’t drop a set, played really well, served great. Just overall, a great experience.”

The 30-year-old Millman was seeking his first ATP title and first win over the Serb.

“It sound silly to say, but I hope everyone all around the world realizes just how good you are,” Millman told Djokovic on court. “You’re an absolute champion and you’re the type of person that’s going to be remembered forever. Your legacy is continuing to build and will live on long after you finish playing. But I’m sure you’ve got a fair few more years left.”

Djokovic now heads to Shanghai to defending his title there. And with Rafael Nadal not playing, he’ll have the chance to further cut into the Spaniard’s lead in the ATP Race.


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2 Comments for Djokovic Overwhelms Millman To Claim First Tokyo Title

Wog Boy Says:

Some stats for Nole fans,
Nole is King of Asia:

He played 11 finals in Asia and won all 11, never lost a final.

This is 10th tournament he won being debut tournament.

110 finals and 76 titles, not too bad.


Wog Boy Says:

Correction:

12 finals in Asia and 12 wins.

I don’t know why the site where I found original information didn’t count 2008 Shangai WTF which Nole won, they probably missed that one.
Either way, Nole is definitely King of Asia.


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