The world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic defeated Australian rival John Millman 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the 2019 Japan Open tournament on 6-10 to be crowned the first time in Tokyo.
Just recovering the shoulder injury that was acquired in the fourth round of the US Open 2019, the world’s No. 1 player Novak Djokovic (Serbia) proved strong to crown the Japan Open in the first time participating in the tournament. This is equal to the victory over John Millman (Australia, ranked 80 TG), after 2 games with the score 6/3 and 6-2 in the final held on 6/10.
This is the final where Djokovic has no difficulty and completely outperformed his opponent. With 3 goals of breaking the ball of Millman, the number 1 player in the world had an easy victory after 1 hour 9 games to get the 76th ATP title in his career. This is also the 10th championship of Serbian tennis players in the tournament debut.
Speaking after the victory, Djokovic said: “This is a wonderful week in every sense. The Japanese people greeted me both on and off the field. They make me feel like I’m at home. I didn’t lose a game and I played well with my strong serves, I’m completely satisfied with myself”.
The ATP 500 title in the 2019 Japan Open Championship helped Djokovic gain an additional 500 ATP points in the rankings with a bonus of $ 391,430. Meanwhile, runner-up Millman got an additional 300 ATP points and $ 196,590 bonus. After the tournament in Tokyo, both players will move to China to attend the Shanghai Masters, which takes place from October 6-13.
Djokovic currently has 46 wins this season, equal to Federer’s achievement and two players ranked third, respectively behind Rafael Nadal (48 matches) and Daniil Medvedev topped with 54 wins. However, at the Shanghai Masters it is likely that Djokovic will overcome this victory by Nadal because the Spaniard has asked to withdraw at the last minute due to a hand injury.