Novak Djokovic memorably won a seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam crown on Sunday, claiming a relatively comfortable victory over Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios.
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Top seed Djokovic won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) to equal Pete Sampras’ mark of seven titles at the All England Club. The 35-year-old Serb is now one Slam ahead of Federer in the all-time race and just one behind Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 majors.
He is also just the fourth man in the Open era to win four successive Wimbledon titles after Federer, Sampras and Bjorn Borg.
After the final concluded, Djokovic delivered one of the all-time great post-match speeches, which ranged from officially announcing a ‘bromance’ with Kyrgios to wishing his wife a happy wedding anniversary after self-admittedly nearly forgetting to do so.
You can watch the speech from Djokovic below:
Already before the final started, Djokovic and Kyrgios had agreed to meet for dinner after the Wimbledon decider on Sunday, with the winner footing the bill as their blossoming “bromance” takes off.
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During an Instagram chat, the two stars, who were once at loggerheads with Kyrgios calling the Serb “a tool”, agreed to the wager.
They reportedly met at practice, then took the conversation to social media with Djokovic saying: “It took you five years to say something nice about me”, to which Kyrgios responded: “But I defended you when it mattered.”
The Serb added: “You did, I appreciate that,” to which Kyrgios asked: “We friends now?”
Novak Djokovic then made the offer to meet.
“If you are inviting me for a drink or dinner, I accept. PS winner of tomorrow (Sunday) pays,” he said to which the Australian responded: “Deal, let’s go to a nightclub and go nuts.”