Novak Djokovic is back to winning ways after enduring one of the most trying periods of his career. As a result of his victory, the Serbian great tied his hero, Pete Sampras, for the most Wimbledon crowns with seven.
The former world No. 1 won his fourth straight match at Church Road, bringing his career total to 21 Grand Slam titles and closing the gap on Rafael Nadal in the all-time standings. For Nole, whose 2022 had gotten off to the worst possible start, this was a welcome change.
For the 35-year-old Serbian from Belgrade, vaccinating against the Coronavirus cost him dearly, since he could not defend his Australian Open championship earlier this year. In the spring, the ‘Djoker’ had to skip Indian Wells and the Miami Masters 1000.
Novak recovered from his Roland Garros setback by winning the Championships, despite a few blunders. Many sets were lost on the way, but Djokovic was faultless when it mattered most.
On Instagram, Patrick Mouratoglou uploaded a video in which he dissected the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
The research of Mouratoglou
“In the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios faced off in a showdown of serves.
Nole labored mightily in the opening set to return Nick’s serve. The Australian had an easy day in the first half, putting a lot of stress on his opponent. He began to understand better how Kyrgios served and the inertia began to shift as time went on.
Djokovic turned the exchanges into the game’s deciding factor by being able to answer so frequently. Nick would have easily won had this alteration not been made “- Mouratoglou illustrated. “Novak demonstrated once again that he is the greatest rebounder of all time.
At the start of the match, he appeared dejected, while Kyrgios exuded confidence. Starting in the second set, a different match began. Djokovic was very good at not panicking,” – Patrick commented.