Novak Djokovic downs John Millman for title number 76Last updated on Oct 06, 2019, 03:06 pm
World number one men's singles tennis ace Novak Djokovic won the Japan Open Tennis Championships after downing John Millman in just 69 minutes.
He beat the Australian 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets.
The victory propelled Djokovic towards the 76th ATP crown, moving one behind legend John McEnroe (77).
Here's more on Djokovic's compelling victory over Millman.
Djokovic was seen in devastating form in the tournament
The Serbian was competing in the Japan Open ATP 500 event for the first time.
With this win, he has captured a 10th title on a tournament main draw debut.
The last time he did the same was in Eastbourne two years ago.
It was a clean sweep through the draw for Djokovic, who didn't drop a single set in five matches.
Djokovic wins his fourth crown of the season
Djokovic hit 23 winners and 19 unforced errors. He didn't face a break chance and dominated from the baseline to keep Millman on 11 winners and 16 errors. This was his fourth crown of the season, joining Rafael Nadal at the top of the list.
You're an absolute champion, says Millman to Djokovic
Australia's Millman seemed to be in awe of Djokovic during the trophy presentation.
"It sounds silly to say but I hope everyone all around the world realizes just how good you are," a gracious Millman said.
"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."
How did the match pan out?
Djoker broke Millman's serve in the fourth game of the opening set nd smacked 14 winners to Millman's five.
He took the first set in 31 minutes.
Millman was 40-15 in the opening game of the second set but Djoker broke his serve.
He once again did the same in the third game and took a 4-0 lead to get past proceedings comfortably.
A special feat scripted by Djoker
Meanwhile, Djokovic now stands alone in third place on the ATP Tour this year with 46 tour-level wins. He broke his tie with Roger Federer. The only players ahead of the Serbian maestro are Daniil Medvedev (54) and Rafael Nadal (48).