Millman wins Kobe Challenger crown
Top seed John Millman dominated the field in Kobe to win his eighth career ATP Challenger title at the weekend.
John Millman has continued his breakthrough season with victory at the ATP Challenger event in Kobe, Japan.
The Queenslander blitzed the field in a stunning week, not dropping a set en route to his eighth career Challenger title.
The No.1 seed beat Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-1 6-3 in the final, after trouncing another Japanese player, Yoshihito Nishioka, 6-0 6-1 in the semifinals.
Thanks for the great week in Kobe. What a tournament. The support here and home has been great. pic.twitter.com/zqoZOT9FEq
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) November 15, 2015
John Millman all but seals up his first year-end Top 100 spot and AO direct entry, winning his eighth Challenger title in Kobe, Japan.
— Josh Meiseles (@jmeistennis) November 15, 2015
Millman’s toughest match of the week came in the quarterfinals, when he was stretched to a second set tiebreak against China’s Yan Bai.
Fellow Aussies Matt Ebden and Omar Jasika were also in the field in Kobe.
Ebden, seeded second, progressed to the quarterfinals, while Jasika won his opening round match before falling in the second round.
Both were eliminated by Russian Konstantin Kravchuk.
Millman, Ebden and Jasika will continue their swing through Japan at this week’s Challenger event in Yokohama; they’ll be joined by compatriots Jordan Thompson and Gavin Van Peperzeel.