John Millman shows tremendous class after falling short in Tokyo final


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John Millman shows tremendous class after falling short in Tokyo final

Australian tennis player John Millman kept it classy after failing to win his maiden ATP title at the Japan Open. Millman, 30, was enjoying a great campaign in Tokyo as a qualifier but he couldn't stun world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final as the Serb won 6-3 6-2.

The Australian stood no chance against Djokovic as the top seed converted 3-of-4 of his break point chances and didn't face a single break point on his serve in just over an hour of play. 16-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic now owns a 3-0 head-to-head record against Millman.

"It sounds silly to say but I hope everyone all around the world realizes just how good you are,” Millman told Djokovic during the trophy presentation, per Tennis Australia. “You’re an absolute champion and you’re the type of person who’s going to be remembered forever.

Your legacy is continuing to build and will live on long after you’ve finished playing. “But I’m sure you’ve got a fair few more years left. So congratulations." Millman won a total of six matches in Tokyo before falling short against Djokovic.