Novak Djokovic is making quite a debut in Tokyo.

Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-2 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open.

Showing no lingering effects of a shoulder injury, Djokovic is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time. He has not dropped a set at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, and he has broken serve 12 times in three matches.

“It was definitely one of the best matches I’ve played this year,” Djokovic said. “Best one of this week (and it) came at the right time … I served well, served many aces, returned a lot of his serves back and just used every opportunity to come in. Just

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