Nick Kyrgios took a moment to acknowledge the incredible performance Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic delivered in the Wimbledon final. On Sunday, 20-year-old Alcaraz enjoyed a triumphant first Wimbledon final as he edged out Djokovic 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4.
Djokovic, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, was without a loss at The Championships since 2017. But Alcaraz came out determined to put an end to Djokovic's run of 34 consecutive wins at Wimbledon. "Haven’t watched a whole tennis match in a long time haha THANKYOU @DjokerNole & @carlosalcaraz for putting on that incredible performance.
Congratulations to you both," Kyrgios tweeted.
Haven’t watched a whole tennis match in a long time haha THANKYOU @DjokerNole & @carlosalcaraz for putting on that incredible performance. Congratulations to you both 👑🙏🏽 — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) July 16, 2023
Kyrgios congratulates Alcaraz & Djokovic on the Wimbledon final show
After Alcaraz broke Djokovic in the third game of the fifth set, the Spaniard had everything in his hands as he just needed to hold on to his service for the remainder of the match.
In the 10th game - when Alcaraz for the title - the Spaniard came up big in his shots and that prevented Djokovic from breaking back late in the decider. "What a quality at the end of the match when you had to serve it out.
You can up with some big plays in the big situation and you absolutely deserve it. It's a tough one to swallow when you are so close," Djokovic told Alcaraz. After the Wimbledon final, Djokovic also praised Alcaraz for also figuring out how to play on the grass.
"I thought I would have trouble with you only on clay and hard court, but not on grass but now it's a different story from this year obviously. I guess when all the emotions are settled I'll have to be very grateful. I won many tight and close matches in the past here, to name a few -- 2019 against Roger. Maybe I should have lost a few finals that I won so maybe this is even stevens," Djokovic added.