Australian tennis player John Millman admitted that he was relieved after finally winning his first ATP title. Millman, 32, won his first ATP title at the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan last year. Millman, 43rd in the world, won his first ATP title after defeating Adrian Manarino in the Nur-Sultan final.
Millman also defeated Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe on the way to winning Nur-Sultan. Millman admitted that many good players had never won an ATP title, and he was afraid he would get the same result. “It was huge for me.
It’s really a challenge and what I’ve been aiming for for years. There are many excellent players who have failed to break through ATP level titles and win. I felt like I was in a strong position several times.
Having played in several finals before, it was really special to be able to reach my goal. It was a tough year for everyone, and I was proud of it because it made me realize my resistance. Millman said the victory was the culmination of diligence and resilience.
Millman played in three ATP Finals
Millman held the first ATP Finals at the 2018 Hungarian Open in Budapest. At that time, Millman was defeated by Italian clay court specialist Marco Cecchinato. Millman held the second ATP Finals at the Japan Open held in Tokyo in 2019, and became the world’s No. 1
1 Novak Djokovic. Millman has not passed the quarterfinals at the ATP level this season. However, Millman wants to do a deep plan in Nur-Sultan this week. Millman, seeded number 5, was portrayed for qualifying in the opening round of Nur-Sultan.
Millman finally played at the US Open and lost to Henri Laaksonen in a straight set. It’s still unclear if Millman will have a great week and be able to defend his Nur-Sultan title.
– Tennis Sports
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