Djokovic wins his sixth Wimbledon title.

Novak Djokovic held off early brilliance from Australian showman Nick Kyrgios to win his fourth Wimbledon title Sunday, 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) on a sun-drenched Centre Court.

The 35-year-old Serb extended his undefeated record at Wimbledon to 28 matches as he took control after being outplayed in an opening set dominated by Kyrgios’ serve.

Djokovic’s eighth Wimbledon title brought his Grand Slam singles total to 21, one behind men’s all-time record holder Rafa Nadal.

In his first Grand Slam final, Kyrgios, 27, produced some brilliant tennis in a 31-minute first set in which Djokovic couldn’t get near his serve.


But Djokovic elevated his game to break Kyrgios early in the second set and seize charge as his explosive temperament began to boil in the afternoon heat.

When Kyrgios dropped service from 40-0 up in the second set at 4-4 and Djokovic held to go a set closer to victory, the Australian seemed to be losing control as he ranted with his box.

Kyrgios refocused in a fourth set in which no player faced a break point, but his ambition of becoming Australia’s first male Grand Slam champion in 20 years vanished in the tiebreak when his game came apart.

After a Kyrgios backhand struck the net on Djokovic’s third match point, the top seed lifted his arms to the skies and bent down to pluck some grass from the renowned old court, having become the professional era’s second-oldest men’s Wimbledon winner.


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