Novak Djokovic beats Nick Kyrgios in 4 units to take seventh Wimbledon title and twenty first Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic has crushed Nick Kyrgios to win the boys’s tennis singles title at Wimbledon for the seventh time, and the fourth in a row.

The Serb No1 seed and world No3 got here from a set all the way down to beat the unseeded Australian in 4 units, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

It takes the variety of Grand Slam titles to 21 for Djokovic — now 35 years previous — surpassing Roger Federer however placing him nonetheless one behind record-holder Rafael Nadal. Solely Federer has gained extra Wimbledon titles, with eight.

Kyrgios, 27, was taking part in in his first Grand Slam closing, having by no means been previous the quarterfinals in 29 earlier Grand Slam appearances — and final made it even that far seven and a half years in the past. 

As in earlier matches within the run-up to the ultimate, the Australian engaged in operating monologues, shouting at himself or his entourage, discovered motive to disagree with the chair umpire (and incomes a warning for cursing) and chucked a water bottle.

However he was gracious in defeat, praising his opponent and the group. There had been fears of a bad-tempered affair however as an alternative the gamers’ post-match on-court speeches have been peppered with laughter and applause. 

It was the third match in a row during which Djokovic got here from a set all the way down to win. He erased a two-set deficit towards No10 seed Jannik Sinner, and within the semifinals, when No9 seed Cameron Norrie grabbed the opening set.

Within the second set, with Djokovic serving at 5-3, Kyrgios acquired to love-40 — a trio of break factors. However Kyrgios performed a few informal returns, and Djokovic finally held. After which, within the third set, with Kyrgios serving at 4-all, 40-love, he once more let a seemingly sealed sport get away, with Djokovic breaking there.

The Fortieth-ranked Kyrgios was attempting to change into the primary unseeded males’s champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Ivanisevic is now Djokovic’s coach and was within the Centre Courtroom visitor field for the match.

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