LONDON – Novak Djokovic used his steady skills to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the fourth consecutive Wimbledon Championship on Sunday. Total seventh.
Top-seeded Djokovic extended his unbeaten run to 28 games in the Grass-Court Grand Slam, breaking the highest 22 draws in the history of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to 21 major trophies in his career. Just took a step back. Men’s tennis.
Among men, Federer has won more titles at Wimbledon than Djokovic, with only eight. In the professional era, Federer was only 35 years older than Djokovic (less than a year old) when he won at the All England Club.
In the semifinals, when Djokovic eliminated a two-set deficit against 10th seed Janic Sinar, and in the semifinals, when 9th seed Cam Nori captured the opening set. Djokovic dropped the opening set in last year’s Wimbledon title fight. In the 2019 final, he destroyed two championship points against Federer.
Sunday was one of two particularly important moments that Djokovic got in his way, one he didn’t let go of Kyrgios as he began to experiment solo, shouting at himself or his crew (which did not include a full-time coach). Is), find out the reason for disagreeing with the chair umpire (and get a warning about cursing) and miss a bottle of water.
In the second set, Djokovic served 5-3, giving Kyrgios a love-40-break points trio. But Kyrgios made some unofficial comebacks and Djokovic finally won. And then, in the third set, as Kyrgios served with a 4-all, 40-love serve, he left the sealed game again and Djokovic won.
Kyrgios, ranked 40th, was trying to become the first unseeded male champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Ivanisevic is now Djokovic’s coach and was in the center court guest box for the match.
Kyrgios is a 27-year-old Australian who has never advanced to the quarterfinals in his last 29 Grand Slam matches – and the last time he did so was seven-and-a-half years ago.
He somehow stole the Sunday show. He tried to shoot her in the leg. Hit something on the net with his back. Boost works up to 136 miles per hour and creates 30 aces. Serve used underarm, then fake.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.