Djokovic beats Kyrgios to take fourth successive Wimbledon title | Tennis News
Novak Djokovic now owns seven Wimbledon titles and 21 Grand Slams after defeating Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon 2022 final.
Novak Djokovic said he would make good on Nick Kyrgios’ drink and dinner deal after beating the Australian to his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and seventh overall.
The 35-year-old Serb remained icy cold on a scorching hot Sunday afternoon at Wimbledon as he absorbed some early morning points from maverick Kyrgios to bounce back from a set down and win 4-6, 6 -3, 6-4, 7- 6 (3).
27-year-old Australian Kyrgios, who lit up his first Grand Slam final with a unique blend of shooting skill and self-talk, described Djokovic as a god after falling in a match The exam lasted three hours.
In the build up to the final, the players, who had previously had an icy relationship, were at peace and in harmony with an agreement being made for the winner to buy dinner, even though Kyrgios did suggested they “go crazy in a club”.
“I don’t know if we’ll make it tonight or another night,” beamed Djokovic, who now owns seven Wimbledon titles and 21 Grand Slams, said on court after his signature celebration. is to eat some blades of grass .
“This is the beginning of a great relationship between us off the field. I didn’t answer [nightclub invitation] when my wife was sitting next to me. Let’s start with dinner and drinks and see,” he said.
Kyrgios cornered Djokovic but couldn’t stop the 35-year-old Serb from winning his first Grand Slam title in a year – a crucial friendly at the end of the third set that proved costly in the end for the player. number 40 in the world.
“Congratulations to you and your team on a great tournament. I wish you all the best man I really respect you guys a lot,” said Djokovic. “I think you are an extraordinary and wonderfully talented athlete and tennis player,” he said.
“I never thought I would say so many good things about you when it comes to relationships. It’s officially a bromance,” he added.
Kyrgios, who failed to become the first Australian man to win a Grand Slam in 20 years, says he doesn’t know if he will be back in the Wimbledon final, saying all he wants to do. is to have a vacation.
“He’s a bit of God, I won’t lie,” Kyrgios said of Djokovic.
“I thought I played well. It’s been a great couple of weeks for me personally. Really happy with this result, probably the best of my career and hopefully maybe one day I’ll be here again, but I don’t know about that.”