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หน้าแรกSPORTDinner's on me, but not tonight, Djokovic tells Kyrgios after Wimbledon earn

Dinner’s on me, but not tonight, Djokovic tells Kyrgios after Wimbledon earn

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy immediately after successful the men’s singles ultimate alongside runner up Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, at All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain, July 10, 2022. — Reuters/Toby Melville

LONDON: Novak Djokovic reported he would make good on his deal to invest in Nick Kyrgios drinks and meal soon after beating the Australian to assert a fourth successive Wimbledon title on Sunday.

The 35-year-outdated stayed ice cool on a fiercely hot afternoon as he absorbed some early brilliance from maverick Kyrgios to appear back from a established down and get 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3).

The 27-12 months-previous Kyrgios, who lit up his initially Grand Slam remaining with his distinctive mix of special shot-creating and verbal diarrhoea, explained Djokovic as a God right after succumbing in an absorbing 3-hour contest.

In the make-up to the last the players, who previously had a frosty partnership, have been all peace and harmony with a deal currently being produced for the winner to acquire meal, despite the fact that Kyrgios experienced suggested they “go nuts in a club”.

“I do not know if we are heading to make it materialize tonight or some other night,” a beaming Djokovic, who now owns 7 Wimbledon and 21 Grand Slam titles, said on court just after his trademark celebration of taking in some blades of grass.

“This is a start out of a wonderful partnership amongst us off the court as well. I didn’t answer to the (nightclub invitation) as my wife was sitting down following to me. Let us start with dinner and beverages and let us see.”

Djokovic, with spouse Jelena and youthful daughter Tara in the box, then disclosed it was his wedding anniversary so Kyrgios may have to hold out a little more time for his night out.

Kyrgios pushed Djokovic tricky but could not avert the 35-yr-outdated Serb using his 1st Grand Slam title for a calendar year — a important dropped assistance activity late in the 3rd established proving costly in the conclude for the planet selection 40.

“Congrats to you and your group for an wonderful tournament, I would like you all the very best male I definitely seriously regard you a great deal,” Djokovic said. “I feel you are a phenomenal tennis player and athlete and wonderful talent.

“You’ve got been hearing all of that for quite a few decades but now you know every thing is starting to occur alongside one another for you. I’m guaranteed we’re gonna see significantly of you in the later on levels of Grand Slams.

“I never ever believed I’m going to say so several good matters about you thinking about the marriage. It is officially a bromance.”

Kyrgios, who fell brief of getting to be the 1st Australian guy to gain a Grand Slam for 20 yrs, reported he did not know no matter if he would be again in a Wimbledon remaining, indicating all he needed to do was have a family vacation.

“He’s a little bit of God, I’m not gonna lie,” Kyrgios mentioned. “I assumed I played very well. It can be been an awesome pair of weeks for me individually. Really satisfied with this consequence, probably the best of my job and ideally perhaps one particular working day I will be right here all over again, but I you should not know about that.”

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