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13:30  06 october  2019
13:30  06 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Novak Djokovic swinging a racket at a ball: Tokyo title joy for Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Tokyo title joy for Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic landed his first title since Wimbledon by crushing John Millman in the Japan Open final.

The world number one cruised to a 6-3 6-2 victory in Tokyo as he secured a 76th career singles tournament win.

  Djokovic targets Olympic glory after Tokyo triumph © Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Australia's John Millman hits a return against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their mens singles final match at the Japan Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images) © Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images Australia's John Millman hits a return against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their mens singles final match at the Japan Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images)

This was Djokovic's first playing visit to the Japanese capital, and he hopes to return in 2020 to challenge for an Olympic gold medal, one of the few honours to have eluded him.

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Djokovic targets Olympic gold. January 12, 2016 16:25. But after beginning 2016 with a triumph at the Qatar Open, thumping Rafael Nadal in straight sets as he featured in his 16th consecutive ATP Tour final, the Serbian believes he is primed to achieve success in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Australian Millman was playing his first ATP Tour final at the age of 30, and the qualifier predictably could not contain Serbia's 16-time grand slam winner.

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Djokovic said of his latest success: "It was a fantastic win in every sense. I felt great on the court and felt really welcomed by the Japanese people off the court as well. They made me feel at home.

"We spent an amazing 10 days in Japan and I can't wait to be back next year hopefully for the Olympic Games."

The 32-year-old had to abandon his US Open fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka in early September, when two sets and a break behind, because of a shoulder injury.

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Osaka triumphed 6-2 6-4 on Saturday in a final that was overshadowed by a dispute between opponent Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos. Williams was issued a code violation for what the official deemed to be coaching from Patrick Mouratoglou, irritating the 23-time major champion who

There are the Olympic Games that are happening every four years," Djokovic said. "Obviously we have to be honest that there is more Djokovic 's fifth Tour Finals crown was secured in suitably imperious style as he brushed aside Federer after crushing his old rival Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

  Djokovic targets Olympic glory after Tokyo triumph © Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters   Djokovic targets Olympic glory after Tokyo triumph © Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

He enjoyed proving his fitness has fully returned, while landing another trophy, a boost ahead of next week's higher-stakes Shanghai Masters.

Speaking of his performance, Djokovic added on Tennis TV: "I think this is definitely a level higher than in the last couple of months in terms of my tennis, and hopefully I can maintain that in Shanghai as well."

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