Score, report, and key facts
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).
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.
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.
The last time that they squared off, Djokovic won 6-4 6-0 6-2 in the quarter in Wimbledon back in July 2019.
Tennis Scores in Tokyo
- John MillmanMillman – Taro DanielDaniel (6-4 6-0) – See score progression
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – Lucas PouillePouille (6-1 6-2) – See score progression
- Reilly OpelkaOpelka – Yasutaka UchiyamaUchiyama (6-3 6-3) – See score progression
- David GoffinGoffin – Hyeon ChungChung (6-2 6-2) – See score progression