Novak Djokovic reacts to winning first title ever in Tokyo


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Novak Djokovic reacts to winning first title ever in Tokyo

Novak Djokovic defeated John Millman in straight sets, 6-3 6-2, to conquer his 76th career-title at the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo. The Serbian player said: "It was a fantastic week in every sense. I felt great on the court, felt very welcomed by the Japanese people, off the court as well.

They made me feel at home. Didn’t drop a set, played really well, served great. Just overall, a great experience. It was a fantastic week in every sense. I felt great on the court, felt very welcomed by the Japanese people, off the court as well.

They made me feel at home. Didn’t drop a set, played really well, served great. Just overall, a great experience." Djokovic also praised Millman: "He had a great tournament. Considering he was close to losing in the first round of qualies, to get this far, I think he’ll take it.

He’s a great fighter. He started off really solid in the match today. We had a tough battle in the first set. [In] the second set I stepped it up, started swinging through the ball even better than the first set. Overall, it was a great tournament for him."

The Serb has started the Asian swing on a high note: "I think this is definitely a level higher than the past couple of months in terms of my tennis. Hopefully, I can maintain that in Shanghai, as well." Djokovic will start his run in Shanghai on Wednesday.