Djokovic beats Kyrgios to claim Wimbledon title

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Djokovic wins 7th Wimbledon title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic beats Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a dominant performance to claim his 7th Wimbledon title on Sunday.

Djokovic came from behind to win  4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-3) on Centre Court.

He has now won 21 grand slam, equaling Roger Federer’s record but just one below Rafael Nadal, who had won 22 grand slam titles so far.

The top-seeded Djokovic ran his unbeaten run at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament to 28 matches.

Only Federer, with eight, has won more titles at Wimbledon than Djokovic.

The Serbian player made a slower start than his 27-year-old opponent, who initially seemed unnerved by playing in his first Grand Slam singles final.

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After losing the first set, Djokovic came back stronger to win the remaining three sets. He kept his cool and finished the job.

The 40th-ranked Kyrgios was trying to become the first unseeded men’s champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001, but he met a superior match in Djokovic.

Djokovic roared towards his box in delight at clinching victory, then put his arm around Kyrgios, who smiled as he received some words – seemingly of encouragement – from his opponent.

In his short speech, Djokovic told Kyrgios he would “be back” in a major final.

“It is tough to find consolation words at a moment like this but you showed why you are one of the best players in the world,” he said.

“I wish you all the best. I respect you a lot and you are a phenomenal talent. I never thought I would say so many nice things about you! Ok, it’s official: it is a bromance,” he added.

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