Mark Petchey said he thought the Wimbledon final didn't lack anything as he was once again impressed by Novak Djokovic's ability to stay calm when down in a big match. Djokovic didn't make a good start to the Wimbledon final but stormed back to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3).
Kyrgios, 27, was playing in his first Grand Slam final, while Djokovic was playing a record 32nd Grand Slam final. However, Kyrgios came out firing and he was competing extremely well throughout the entire match but Djokovic was simply a little bit better.
"It had everything that we wanted, I think it had a pretty, to be honest, a pretty focused Nick as well, I think he came out of the blocks incredibly calm, given the fact that it’s his first Major final and obviously I think you always have to remember this is the surface that he obviously feels as though he’s got the best of winning a major on, also with that comes a little pressure, because he’s not necessarily going to get that many shots at other Majors," Petchey said on The AO Show, per Sportskeeda.
Petchey: Impressive how Djokovic bounced back from a set down
Kyrgios was serving absolutely great throughout the entire final but Djokovic - who is considered as the best returner in the world - still found a way to clinch two breaks.
In the ninth game of the third set, Djokovic saved three consecutive game points and broke Kyrgios, before serving out for the set in the following game. "It also showed us Novak’s ability to come back from a set down in a major final as well, I know he’s lost a couple from being a set up against Stan Wawrinka, but he’s also incredible fortitude over the years and to come back from a set down when others perhaps were panicking, and he never panicked once, I mean against that sort of relentless serving from Nick, you know that’s not easy to do.
I know Novak’s the best returner we’ve ever had but still to have the ability to not panic and wait for Nick to perhaps just start worrying if his opportunity was going away, is again a tribute to somebody like Novak, who again also had different pressures," Petchey added.
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