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Wimbledon Men’s Final – Djokovic vs Kyrgios

Will Kyrgios Deny Djokovic The Wimbledon Title?

Top seed Novak Djokovic is rightly the odds-on favorite at -425 to win a seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam title over Aussie dark horse Nick Kyrgios, who is tipped at +345 to win his maiden grand slam title.

Will Djokovic come through as the betting online favorite? Or will there be a first-time grand slam champion with Kyrgios hoisting the coveted trophy at the All England Club on Sunday?

Djokovic vs Kyrgios

Read on as we preview this fascinating final matchup between Djokovic and Kyrgiose, set to get underway on Sunday, July 10. We’ll bring you the latest Tennis news, stats, injury reports, and Tennis odds for this fascinating men’s showdown, along with. Tennis Picks and predictions for you to consider.

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Wimbledon Men’s Final Preview

Djokovic Chasing History

Djokovic is tied with Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slam titles but trails Rafael Nadal (22) by two. Hence, winning Wimbledon will see the former World No.1 close the gap on the Spaniard as the most winningest men’s singles player in the Grand Slams in the Open Era.

Having started the tournament as the odds-on favorite to win, the Wimbledon title was always Djokovic’s to win or lose. The bookmakers never moved from that position and the three-time defending champion never game them any reason to either.

Djokovic went through the early rounds with relative ease, dropping just one set in his first three matches. But with stiffer competition in the second week, he did face a few challenging moments.

Djokovic needed four sets to dispatch wild card Tim Van Rijthoven in the R16. Then, he needed to go the distance in the quarterfinals, as he was forced to come from two sets down to Jannik Sinner to clinch the win.

Britain’s Cameron Norrie surprised Djokovic by taking the first set, but the Serbian rebounded quickly to win the ensuing three, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Kyrgios Finally Living Up To His Potential

Kyrgios always had the makings of a grand slam champion. From the day he burst onto the scene, it was clear that he had an enviable, organic talent and feel for the game. Some players have to work hard for it. Others are just naturally gifted.  But the stars didn’t quite align for the Aussie, until now.

The 27-year-old from Down Under got a free pass into the Wimbledon final when Nadal announced his withdrawal on Thursday.

It must have been a difficult decision for the Spaniard. He was bidding to win the calendar Grand Slam for the first time in his career, after winning both the Australian Open and French Open. But the severity of his injury –  a tear in his stomach muscle – left him no other option but to tap out.

Nadal’s loss is Kyrgios’ gain, but that doesn’t mean the Aussie doesn’t deserve to be in the final. On the contrary, he’s a great grass-court player. And he was one of the most in-form players coming into Wimbledon after stringing together a 10-3 win-loss record on the surface while beating some top-ranked players.

Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios Head-to-Head

Surprisingly, Djokovic has never beaten Kyrgios, and … wait for it … he hasn’t even taken a set off him either. They met twice in 2017 at back-to-back events in Acapulco and Indian Wells. Kyrgios won both contests in straight sets.

Novak Djokovic vs Nick Krgios

The Wimbledon Championships were on track to deliver a Djokovic-Nadal final, until Nadal’s withdrawal veered it off course. There are bound to be plenty of tennis fans disappointed because of this, and understandably so.

The allure of watching two of the game’s GOATs battling on the hallowed grounds of the All England Club needs no explanation. It would have been the hottest ticket in town and, potentially, one of the most-watched tennis matches on TV in recent history.

Once fans get over from their, what might have been won’t matter. They’ll quickly realize that this Wimbledon gentleman’s final matchup is just as riveting, if not more. There’s a lot to be excited about. actually, especially considering the fact that Djokovic has never beaten Kyrgios. There aren’t many players that Djokovic hasn’t beaten in his career at least once.

Yes, Djokovic is the tennis betting favorite for good reason. His 20 Grand Slam titles speak volumes. Moreover, beating Djokovic in the best-of-five scenario is one of the most difficult challenges facing a tennis player today.

It’s safe to say that Kyrgios does face an uphill battle as a result. However, he’s also the kind of player that has a healthy disrespect for his peers. The kind that won’t be intimidated by Djokovic. The kind that could deliver one of the biggest upsets on the biggest stages of the game.

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