Novak Djokovic endured the Australian showman’s early brilliance Nick Kyrgios to secure a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) victory at a sun-stained Center Court on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Serbian expanded his unbeaten streak at Wimbledon to 28 games as he quietly seized the initiative after being defeated in an opening set dominated by the Kyrgios service.
Claiming a seventh Wimbledon crown, Djokovic raised his Grand Slam singles to 21one behind the all-time record holder for men Rafa Nadal.
In his first Grand Slam final, 27-year-old Kyrgios played some brilliant tennis in a 31-minute opening set in which Djokovic could get nowhere near his service.
But Djokovic raised his level to break out of nowhere early in the second set and began to take control when Kyrgios’ fleeting temper began to boil in the midday heat.
When Kyrgios dropped the service from 40-0 to 4-4 in the second set and held Djokovic to move a set from victory, the Australian seemed close to losing control when he rattled with his box.
Kyrgios refocused on a fourth set in which no player saw a break point, but his dream of becoming Australia’s first male Grand Slam champion for 20 years evaporated when his game fell apart in the tiebreak.
After a Kyrgios backhand did not hit Djokovic’s third point, the top seed lifted his arms to the sky and after shaking hands bent to pick some grass from the famous old court after he hit the one became the oldest Wimbledon champion for men in the professional era.
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