Pat Cash gives verdict on Nick Kyrgios' performance versus Novak Djokovic



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Pat Cash gives verdict on Nick Kyrgios' performance versus Novak Djokovic

Australian tennis legend Pat Cash thought Nick Kyrgios would have won the Wimbledon final if he was playing someone other than Novak Djokovic. Kyrgios, 27, was competing extremely well against Djokovic but the Serb recovered from a set down to beat the Australian 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) and lift his seventh Wimbledon title.

Kyrgios was serving great throughout the entire final and the best returner in the world had to dig extremely deep to clinch two breaks against the Australian. After the final, tennis pundits and experts applauded Kyrgios for the performance he delivered versus Djokovic.

Cash agreed that Kyrgios played extremely well but that Djokovic was simply too strong.

Cash: Kyrgios would have won against someone else

"For Kyrgios, I think it was impressive how he came back after the way he lost the third set, when he lost his nerve and fell a little bit.

I thought Novak could cruise through the fourth set easily, but Kyrgios served brilliantly. I mean, 73 percent of the first serve and Novak won - I don't think Nick would ever lose a match when he serves that well. He would beat everyone else with such a game - maybe Rafa or Roger would have a chance," Cash told Sport Klub.

"In addition to all that, it should also be emphasized how Djokovic served in important points. We are talking about Nick's serve, but Novak's serve was also excellent, especially in some difficult situations. Nick managed to stay in the match and serve exceptionally well, but Novak managed to return enough returns.

The ability he has on the return is amazing, I don't know how he does it." During on-court trophy presentation, Djokovic himself applauded Kyrgios for the campaign he put up at Wimbledon. Also, Djokovic encouraged Kyrgios to keep his head high and told him he will certainly have more great runs at the Grand Slam level.