World number one Novak Djokovic grabbed the Japan Open Sunday, dispelling any concerns about his shoulder injury that pulled him out of the US Open.
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World number one Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he plans to arrive in Japan early after Wimbledon next year to acclimatise himself to the extreme heat during the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic beats third-seeded David Goffin in semi-final, to face John Millman in final
After controlling the first set, Djokovic broke Goffin in the first game of the second with a perfectly-placed volley at the net
Top-ranked Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, needed just 50 minutes at Ariake Colosseum to dispatch the fifth-seeded Pouille 6-1, 6-2 and set up a semifinal with either Hyeon Chung or David Goffin, who won here in 2017.
Goffin, who beat Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), is the only former champion in the draw. He has made the final in both of his previous appearances, losing to Nick Kyrgios in the 2016 final before defeating Adrian Mannarino for the title in 2017.
Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Japanese wild-card Go Soeda in straight sets, will face fifth seed Lucas Pouille in quarter-final
Djokovic had retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the US Open but has shown no lingering effects in Tokyo
Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic advances to second round with easy win; Japanese wild card Taro Daniel stuns Borna Coric
Djokovic, alongside Filip Krajinovic, had been knocked out of the doubles by the fourth-seeded Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares on Monday
Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic returns to court after nursing shoulder injury, starts with doubles defeat
Earlier this month, Djokovic was forced to pull out of his US Open fourth-round clash with Stan Wawrinka due to a nagging injury in his left shoulder
Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic to compete after 'training without pain' as he continues to recover from shoulder injury
Earlier this month, Djokovic was forced to pull out of his US Open fourth round clash with three-time Slam winner Stan Wawrinka due to a nagging injury in his left shoulder.
Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics
Japan's Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi completed an all Japan sweep of the men's and women's singles titles at the same venue which will host the Olympics
Japan Open 2019: Akane Yamaguchi's resolute defence keeps ill-at-ease PV Sindhu at bay; artful B Sai Praneeth lone Indian in fray
Galling as it is to admit it, Sindhu was outplayed by a smarter antagonist who had added several strings to her bow, compared to the Indian’s essentially one-dimensional play.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu suffers defeat in straight games against Akane Yamaguchi; B Sai Praneeth enters semi-finals
Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semi-finals on Friday.
Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy moved into the second round of Japan Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in the women's and men's singles events at Tokyo on Wednesday.
Japan Open 2019: HS Prannoy trumps Kidambi Srikanth in opening round; doubles pair N Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra exit
Srikanth was able to win the first set 21-13, but he conceded the next two sets, allowing Prannoy to win the match.
Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth downs Kenta Nishimoto to storm into second round; Satwiksairak Rankreddy-Ashwini Ponnappa pair progresses
The unseeded Sai Praneeth recorded a comfortable 21-17 21-13 win over world No 10 Kenta Nishimoto in just 42 minutes at the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu gets golden chance to avenge loss to Akane Yamaguchi; Kidambi Srikanth faces HS Prannoy upfront
The Indian contingent will be at near-full strength at the Japan Open, with flag-bearer Sindhu’s foray being buttressed by four men’s singles (Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma) players qualifying for the main draws on the basis of their BWF ranking.
Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu looks to bounce back quickly after deflating loss in Indonesia Open final, Saina Nehwal to return to action
PV Sindhu missed an opportunity to break a seven-month title drought when she lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final and the Indian will look to go the full distance when she opens against China's Han Yue here.