Novak Djokovic's coach drops big praise on Nick Kyrgios after Wimbledon final


Novak Djokovic's coach drops big praise on Nick Kyrgios after Wimbledon final

Coach Goran Ivanisevic described Nick Kyrgios as a tennis genius and admitted it was extremely difficult to make a game plan for the Wimbledon final. In the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic found himself down by a set but was able to recover and beat Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3).

Kyrgios was serving exceptionally throughout the entire Wimbledon final but Djokovic - who is considered as the best returner in the world - still found a way to twice break the Australian. “You cannot prepare for a match against Nick Kyrgios,” Ivanisevic said.

“He is a genius, a tennis genius. He doesn’t know what he’s going to play next in the point. We just concentrated on what Novak had to do, the things he had to be careful [with]. When somebody is serving like Nick Kyrgios, for me the best server in the game by far, an unbelievable tennis player, it is very unpredictable.

So it’s impossible to make tactics. 15 minutes, [against Djokovic] the best returner in the world, he does not touch [Kyrgios’] serve. You need to take every chance you get because you don’t have too many chances”.

Ivanisevic glad Djokovic got the job done versus Kyrgios

On Sunday, Djokovic played his 32nd Grand Slam final and he now has 21 Grand Slam titles in his collection. Djokovic, who has won the past four Wimbledon editions, now has seven WImbledon titles and he is one Wimbledon title away from tying Roger Federer all-time record of eight Wimbledon titles.

Reflecting on Djokovic's Wimbledon triumph, Ivanisevic claimed he was confident the Serb was the top favorite for the title. “For me he was a favourite here. Before the tournament he really played some unbelievable tennis.

But you still need to win the tournament, so it was not easy,” Ivanisevic said. “But [a] Grand Slam is a Grand Slam. He [has] 21. He really deserves it. He really deserves it”.

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