Impressive numbers. It is time to take stock, but also to do accounts at the end of two weeks at Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic has defended his title for the fourth time in a row and has once again lifted and kissed the champion's trophy (it is the seventh time he has taken advantage of the eight finals played in London).
Really incredible numbers for the Serbian's success, which he did not dominate so clearly, but from a distance he always had that extra boost over all his rivals. In the final, he beat his "new" friend Nick Kyrgios and won his first career match against the Australian.
The 21st Grand Slam is equivalent to a final prize of 2 million 321,000 euros for the Balkan, who has taken a significant turn in his difficult season, given his exclusion in January from the Australian Open and, probably, the prohibition to enter the United States to participate in the US Open.
Compared to the check obtained in the 2021 edition, the 35-year-old tennis player was able to enjoy an increase of 17.6%; the triumph was thus made even sweeter. For his part, for Kyrgios it has been approximately one million 218,000 euros.
Djokovic, in the men's, and Elena Rybakina, in the women's, ended up taking the title in the United Kingdom after two weeks. The 2022 edition will remain strange and anomalous, given the non-allocation of points by the ATP and the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the event, but record for the rich prize money at stake, notably increased to attract to all athletes and that they do not consider skipping the prestigious event on grass.
Aliassime speaks about Djokovic
Even before the 2022 Wimbledon Championships kicked off in June, Felix Auger-Aliassime decided to participate in the Hall of Fame Open. “Before the final, we were practicing together and discussing what we think is going to happen and how we saw the match going.
To talk with a tennis mind like his, it's always cool," Aliassime said. “We agreed. I predicted what happened for Novak Djokovic in four sets. Andy thought maybe in three sets. But we all knew it could be tricky at the end of the day.
We saw it was not an easy match, even for the one who won. It was interesting to see what Andy thought. Djokovic, once again, stepping up and showing what a champion he is, was quite remarkable and inspiring for sure," Aliassime added.