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Novak Djokovic beats Nick Kyrgios to assert the title at Wimbledon 2022

Novak Djokovic recovered to win the Wimbledon closing after shedding the primary set (Picture: Getty)

Novak Djokovic has gained Wimbledon for the fourth straight season after beating Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 in an electrical closing to safe his seventh title on the 2022 Championships.

Djokovic dropped the primary set after a shocking begin from the fiery Australian however bounced again to e book his twenty first main trophy to maneuver forward of Roger Federer and one behind Rafael Nadal in the whole Grand Slam singles title race.

The 35-year-old Serb rakes in a file quantity of prize cash however will slide down the ATP rankings as there are not any factors up for grabs this 12 months as a result of Wimbledon ban for Russian and Belarusian gamers amid the Ukraine warfare.

Sunday’s closing on Heart Courtroom was fraught with controversy, with a drunk fan being kicked out for heckling from Kyrgios, one other spectator protesting Peng Shuai and the Australian being taunted for serving a forearm within the first set.

After his win, Djokovic mentioned: “I’m misplaced for phrases what this match, this trophy means to me, my crew and my household.

“It was and at all times would be the particular match of my coronary heart. It motivated me to start out enjoying tennis in a small mountain city in Serbia the place my dad and mom used to run a restaurant.

Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Nick Kyrgios in the Gentlemen's Singles Final on day fourteen of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Sunday July 10, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. Editorial use only. No commercial use without the prior written consent of the AELTC. Use of still images only - no moving images to emulate broadcasts. No display or removal of sponsor/advertising logos.

Novak Djokovic has now gained extra main titles than Roger Federer (Picture: PA)

“I used to be 4 and a half or 5 years previous after I noticed Pete Sampras win his first Wimbledon in 1993 and I requested my dad and mom to purchase me a racket.

“My first picture of tennis was grass and Wimbledon. I’ve at all times dreamed of coming right here. It was a childhood dream to win this trophy.

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“Each time it turns into extra significant and particular. I’m very blessed and really grateful to be standing right here with the trophy.”

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 10, 2022 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's final alongside runners-up Nick Kyrgios REUTERS/Toby Melville of Australia
Novak Djokovic additionally praised runner-up Nick Kyrgios after their 2022 closing (Picture: Reuters)

It’s probably Djokovic’s solely Grand Slam win in 2022, with Nadal profitable Roland Garros and the Australian Open and the upcoming US Open ban on unvaccinated gamers That means there is a high probability that world number 3 will not appear.

It wasn’t to be for Kyrgios, who was on his best run ever at a major tournament and reached his debut final in two weeks of mishaps – with the world No. 40 making headlines for his antics on and off court.

Kyrgios has been embroiled in altercations with referees, linesmen, fans, journalists and fellow players – including world No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. He was slapped with multiple fines and controversially flouted Wimbledon’s strict dress code.

The 27-year-old is also facing assault charges over an incident with his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, which is said to have happened in December 2021.

Djokovic is now just one Wimbledon title behind Federer’s eight.

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