Novak Djokovic defeats Nick Kyrgios to win seventh Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic defeats Nick Kyrgios to win seventh Wimbledon title

LONDON -- Novak Djokovic used his steady brilliance to beat the ace-delivering, trick-shot-hitting

Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Sunday for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship and seventh overall.

"Every single time, it gets more and more meaningful and special," the top-seeded Djokovic said.

"It always has been, and will be, the most special tournament in my heart

The one that motivated me and inspired me to start playing tennis in a small little mountain resort in Serbia.''

The top-seeded Djokovic ran his unbeaten run at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament to 28 matches and raised his career haul to 21 major trophies,

breaking a tie with Roger Federer and moving just one behind Rafael Nadal's 22 for the most in the history of men's tennis.

Among men, only Federer, with eight, has won more titles at Wimbledon than Djokovic

In the professional era, only Federer was older (by less than a year) than the 35-year-old Djokovic when winning at the All England Club.

His comeback on a sun-filled afternoon followed those in the quarterfinals, when Djokovic erased a two-set deficit against No. 10 seed Jannik Sinner

and the semifinals, when No. 9 Cam Norrie grabbed the opening set. In last year's title match at Wimbledon

Djokovic dropped the opening set. In the 2019 final, he erased two championship points against Federer.

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