Score, report, and key facts
The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Djokovic conquered in the 4th game (3-1) before winning the set (6-3).
Djokovic had a favorable start in this set after breaking Millman in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. The Serbian improved his lead after breaking the Australian in the 3rd (3-0) game before winning the set (6-2).
A crucial moment of the match was when Djokovic 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 56 points vs. Millman’s 40 points.
Djokovic served exceptionally well to win 87% of the points (26/30) behind his first serve, and he won 59% points (10/17) on his second serve. Novak was well focused in converting 75% of the break points that he procured (3/4). On the other side, Millman wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Djokovic and Millman is 3-0 for Novak.
Highlights Novak Djokovic vs. John Millman Rakuten Japan Open – Tokyo
Tennis Scores in Tokyo
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – John MillmanMillman (6-3 6-2) – See score progression