Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic have played against each other only twice. Interestingly, Kyrgios leads the head-to-head record 2-0 against Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic is aiming to clinch his fourth consecutive title at the Championships. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Novak Djokovic will play in his eighth Wimbledon final
- Kyrgios received a walkover to final after Nadal pulled out
- Kyrgios leads head-to-head record against Djokovic 2-0
Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic are all set to clash in the final on centre court at Wimbledon on Sunday (July 10). Ahead of the match, a bromance has started brewing between the two finalists.
Kyrgios received a walkover to the final after his semi-final opponent Rafael Nadal pulled out of the tournament a day before the match due to an abdominal tear, which the Spaniard suffered during his quarter-final match. Meanwhile, Djokovic came from behind to beat Cameron Norrie to storm into his eighth Wimbledon final.
While Djokovic is aiming to clinch his fourth consecutive title at the Championships, Kyrgios is eying his first Slam trophy.
Kyrgios, who defended Djokovic during the Serb’s deportation from Melbourne, took to his Instagram story and asked: “We friends now?” To which Djokovic replied: “If you are inviting me for a drink or dinner, I accept. P.S. Winner of tomorrow pays.” The Australian Kyrgios then said: “Deal, let’s go to a nightclub and go nuts.”
Courtesy: Instagram story/Nick Kyrgios
Kyrgios has been a critic of Djokovic in the past but he came in the latter’s defence. He called out on his country Australia, saying it could do better while handling the situation of Djokovic’s deportation for not being vaccinated against Covid-19.
Kyrgios and Djokovic have played against each other only twice. Interestingly, Kyrgios leads the head-to-head record 2-0 against Djokovic, having won the 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells and the 2017 Mexican Open.
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