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Djokovic vs Kyrgios: H2H, Stats, Prediction, all you need to know about before final

The 2022 Wimbledon men's singles final will feature a match between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios. Here is everything you need to know on their matchup and prior confrontations.

Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic in a file photo (image:twitter)
By Mahaksh Chauhan | Jul 9, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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There is a great chance to claim his first Grand Slam title for Nick Kyrgios this Sunday at Wimbledon where he will face one of the greatest tennis players ever, Novak Djokovic. It will be their third encounter, but their first in a best of five set format. It’s interesting to note that Kyrgios leads the head-to-head 2-0, having won both of their prior meetings (both on hard courts) in straight sets. The Australian defeated the Serb once more in the round of 16 match at Indian Wells in 2017 by a score of 6-4, 7-6, after winning their quarterfinal match by a score of 7-6, 7-5 in Acapulco.

Who between Djokovic and Kyrgios has won more titles?

Djokovic is without a doubt the more accomplished player between the two. The Serb player is two Majors behind Rafael Nadal, who has 22 Majors, and has won 20 Grand Slam titles, the second-most of any player in men’s tennis history (tied with Roger Federer). The Serbian has a total of 87 singles championships to his name. However, despite having won a Grand Slam men’s doubles championship, Kyrgios will be competing in his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon. The 27-year-old has won six ATP singles titles to date and won the men’s doubles championship at the 2022 Australian Open with fellow Countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Better Stats

Djokovic has a remarkable lifetime win-loss record of 1005-204, whereas Kyrgios’s record is 184-109. The Serb player has won more than $156 million in career prizes, while Kyrgios is very close to the $10 million barrier. In Wimbledon Djokovic beat the likes of S. kwon, Kokkinakis, Kecmanovic, Van Rijthoven , Sinner and Noorie to reach the finals only dropping total no 5 sets through out the tournament meanwhile Kyrgios defeated Jubb, Krajinovic, Tsitsipas, Nakashima and Garin dropping similar no of 5 sets through out the competition.

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Prediction

Although Kyrgios is capable of challenging Djokovic for the victory, the Serb will start the match as the favourite. Djokovic has excellent serve, groundstrokes, return game and court coverage, but his mindset is a crucial advantage. We have seem him battle hard saving him from the crucial moments and triumph in a few matches at Wimbledon. Despite being two sets down against Jannik Sinner, Djokovic stormed back to win the match. Additionally, he overcame Cameron Norrie in four sets by coming from behind. Therefore, even if the 35-year-old appears to be losing the match, he may be able to find a way to turn the tide.

Even though Kyrgios has some of the best serves around, he will have to compete with one of the greatest returners of all time in Novak Djokovic. The Australian has a chance to challenge the 35-year-old, but to successfully surprise the Serb, he must remain consistent. While Djokovic can be defeated, he will likely have the advantage over Kyrgios mentally, which might result in his winning his seventh Wimbledon title.



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