Defeated by Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, for his very first Grand Slam final, Nick Kyrgios was inevitably a little disappointed, even if he also paid tribute to his opponent.
He is the very good surprise of this 2022 edition of Wimbledon. For the very first of his career, Australian Nick Kyrgios played in a Grand Slam final. The 40th player in the world finally fell against the Serbian Novak Djokovic, world number three and seeded n ° 1, in four sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3)) and 3h04 of game. At the end of this meeting, the traditional presentation of the various trophies took place.
On this occasion, the Australian gave himself up, in remarks reported by the specialized website Tennis News, paying a fine tribute to his opponent of the day: “You have won this title many times. he is a bit like a God to tell the truth. I thought I had played well but that is also why he has just won a 21st Grand Slam title. Congratulations to Novak and your team. Thanks to the referees, even though I have a difficult relationship with you. It has been two absolutely wonderful weeks for me. I’m not going to lie, I don’t want more (laughs). I need a vacation after that for sure. I’m happy, it’s the best result of my career. Maybe one day I’ll be there again. »
” I am very disappointed “
During the press conference, the Australian confided more in his feelings at the time: “I am very disappointed. I had a little anxiety before the game. I didn’t know how it was going to be, but he kept me cool early in the game. I played a great first set and felt like I was in complete control of the match. He stayed cool. It’s weird. I feel like Djokovic didn’t do anything extraordinary today. He returned well. In the important moments of the match, it was as if he had never been nervous. It is one of its great strengths. He never looks nervous. He is focused until the last point of the match. I have to congratulate him for the great game he played. »