‘There will be fireworks’ – Djokovic ahead of Wimbledon final against Kyrgios

Stay tuned for live updates as Novak Djokovic takes over Nick Kyrgios in the men’s singles final in Wimbledon. As a contest, it doesn’t require a lot of sales. Djokovic is bidding to win his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and seventh overall, while Kyrgios is playing in his first Grand Slam final, with the controversial Australian set to bring more fireworks to Center Court after an extraordinary run at SW19.

Kyrgios playing in the Wimbledon final amid allegations of common violence against his ex-girlfriend, has defeated Djokovic in both previous meetings between the pair. The 27-year-old was due to meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals but went through after the Spaniard was ruled out through injury.

Djokovic will have experience on his side as the Serb tries to win his 21st Grand Slam title. 35 years old came after a streak to defeat British No. 1 Cameron Nora semi-final and after starting the year with an Australian deportation following a row over his Covid-19 vaccine exemption, he has a chance to extend his dominance at Wimbledon to 28 straight wins.

However, Kyrgios will be hoping for two first Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon this weekend. on saturday Alena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabert in three sets lift the women’s singles final. Follow the build-up, updates and scores live below:


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-6 (6-1) Nick Kyrgios

First blood for Djokovic, mini-break. Kyrgios’ team is urging him to stay focused.

Djokovic 2-1, Krygios still in it with his box.

He loses his composure in the middle, smashing a forehand long after a physical moment from the baseline. 3-1.

4-1. Kyrgios: “What are you afraid of? I do not understand, any of you? Say something. All of you are not your own.”

And the score is 5-1, Kyrgios hits the net again. He seems to have lost control of his game.

That’s long, five championship points!

Big serve, then a forehand into the net, some Kyrgios character, 6-2.


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-6 Nick Kyrgios

Easy left foot that can be deflected but it’s long, Kyrgios 0-15.

Then the Australian nets, Djokovic returns to level 15-15.

Coming in, the Serbian forehands past Kyrgios, who misplaces Djokovic in the center court. 30-15.

But that backhand is long, 30-30, a big moment in the match, will Novak hold his nerve? Kyrgios two points from the set.

The Serbian takes his time, misjudging the shot, then Kyrgios hits the ball long. Game point.

Kyrgios at the net, we’re going to a tiebreaker.


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-6 Nick Kyrgios*

Kyrgios to judge Reno Lichtenstein: “I’m in a tough position to challenge. You are hesitant, lacking in authority and complacent.’


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-6 Nick Kyrgios*

A cheeky drop shot gives Kyrgios momentum.

Then a brilliant forehand from Djokovic, Kyrgios can’t get it low enough, quick enough, and it hits the net. 15-15.

Smash from Kyrgios! The Australian leads 30-15. Djokovic picks up a drop shot, but smashes the cross court and misses. Kyrgios waves his fist in delight.

Game point, Kyrgios thinks he has an ace. Djokovic then challenges. Kyrgios, of course, argues with the referee.

He serves his second serve like his first, Djokovic returns it, he puts it all into the forehand, but it’s wide. 40-30.

It’s a monster point, you feel like he has to take it. And he does! ace!


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-5 Nick Kyrgios

Djokovic keeps his head.

Kyrgios hits a short second serve, smashing a bachando wiener down the line. 40-30.

But a great serve, an ace, settles the game and we tie the score again at 5-5.


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-5 Nick Kyrgios*

Kyrgios with great hold and moves to the deciding set within one game.

Now will he be able to keep his composure and take advantage of the opportunities Djokovic is giving him?


Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-4 Nick Kyrgios*

Another routine effort for Novak, Kyrgios seemed to be holding on to his own serve.

“Let’s go!” Kyrgios with an extra push on the second serve, huge. 30-15.

Now noise from the Kyrgios penalty area, Djokovic picks up the drop shot but hits the ball.

The umpire calls the ace a fly, Kyrgios says it’s a “joke” and the sensor needs to be “toned down”.

He makes no mistake on the next delivery, the Aussie bounces back to his chair.




Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 2-3 Nick Kyrgios*

Kyrgios with some thunder on his serve, Djokovic goes long this time.

Then a stormy ace down the T. 40-0.

Djokovic pushes it closer but a great forehand from Kyrgios secures the game.


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 2-2 Nick Kyrgios

It was another straight shot from Djokovic. It’s 2-2 and he’s in control of his game.

Kyrgios has to hang on.


Wimbledon 2022: *Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-2 Nick Kyrgios


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