Novak Djokovic extinguishes Lucas Pouille 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Tokyo on Friday after playing a fantastic match to play David Goffin in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Djokovic came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Pouille in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Djokovic managed to strengthen his lead after breaking the French Player in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

2nd set.

Djokovic was quite dominant at the beginning of the set to break Pouille in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. However, that was not enough for Djokovic to win the set as Pouille succeeded in breaking back in the 6th (2-4) game. Novak maintained his cool to break Pouille in the 7th (5-2) game before conquering the set (6-2).

A crucial moment of the match was when the Serbian won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Djokovic
Pouille
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Djokovic
Pouille
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Serbian scored 53 points vs. Pouille’s 23 points.

Novak served pretty well to win 82% of the points (18/22) behind his first serve, and he won 72% points (13/18) on his second serve. Novak was effective when converting 83% of the break points that he conquered (5/6). On the other side, Lucas was sharp when converting 50% of the break points that he conquered points (1/2). Nonetheless, that was not enough to win the match.

After this contest, the head to head between Djokovic and Pouille is 3-0 for Novak.

Highlights Novak Djokovic vs. Lucas Pouille Rakuten Japan Open – Tokyo

Next Match: Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin – stats

Djokovic will compete against Goffin in the semifinal.

This will be the 8th time that Novak Djokovic and David Goffin fight against each other. The head to head is 6-1 for Djokovic (see full H2H stats), 3-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Djokovic won 6-4 6-0 6-2 in the quarter in Wimbledon back in July 2019.

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