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After a 4 Set Thriller, Novak Djokovic Reigns at WimbledonOnce Again
By: Richard Huang
On July 10th, former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Nick
Kyrgios at the 2022 Wimbledon final, claiming his 7th win at
As the youngest of the “Big Threes” in this sport, the 35-year-old
claimed his 21st Grand Slam championship title, one ahead of Roger
Federer and one behind Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from
Wimbledon at the semifinal because of his injury.
The first set of the match was obtained by Kyrgios by 4-6, but as an
experienced finalist in many tournaments, Djokovic stayed calm and
found a way through the match, winning the next three sets by 6-3,
6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
His 7th win at Wimbledon had “obviously [made him] over the
moon with joy and happiness of experiencing this moment once
When he was asked about his feeling towards winning this particular
tournament, he said it is “extra special” for him. “Because it has
been the first tournament that I’ve ever watched as a kid that got me
to start play[ing] tennis.” Djokovic said in the post-final press
conference at Wimbledon.
Djokovic’s calmness is perhaps the key for his victory on many
occasions. At the quartet-final against Jannik Sinner, Djokovic was 2
sets down, but he managed his emotions and motivated himself to
change the momentum of the match, and eventually pulled another
incredible and iconic comeback win.
As an opponent, Kyrgios complimented Djokovic for his control
over his emotions. “He’s just really composed,” said Kyrgios after
losing the final. “It’s weird, I felt like he didn’t do anything amazing
today… [I] just felt like he was never rattled, and I feel like that is
his greatest strength. He just looks completely within himself the
Djokovic’s victory may be the pinnacle of his career in 2022 since
his opportunity to play the U.S. Open remains uncertain because he
stays firmly unvaccinated. The same situation occurred in the start of
the year when he was denied the chance to play the Australian Open
and multiple tournaments such as Indian Wells because of his
unvaccinated status. At the French Open, he was knocked out by
champion Rafael Nadal at the quarter-final, making him slip down
the world ranking even more.