Nick Kyrgios details what would have changed had he won 2022 Wimbledon title

In the 2022 Wimbledon final, Kyrgios fell just short of becoming a Grand Slam champion after losing to Novak Djokovic.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios details what would have changed had he won 2022 Wimbledon title
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Nick Kyrgios says losing the 2022 Wimbledon final "sucked" in the sense that he knows everyone would be viewing him differently had he managed to beat Novak Djokovic and put his name on the list of Grand Slam champions.

Two years ago, Kyrgios was playing the tennis of his life when he made his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon. And despite facing one of the most difficult tasks in tennis - playing Djokovic at Wimbledon - Kyrgios came out playing courageously but it was the Serb who won in four sets 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3).

Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic
Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney

Now in the latest episode of his podcast, Kyrgios hosted coach Patrick Mouratoglou and there was something he wanted to ask Serena Williams' ex-coach. 

Mouratoglou to Kyrgios: Had you won that Wimbledon title...

“In that Wimbledon final with Novak, back in 2022. You said two points can change a match. Do you think if I had won that, the whole narrative would have changed on this?” Kyrgios asked Mouratoglou on Good Trouble with Nick Kyrgios.

“For sure, you would be a Grand Slam winner. No one would say you are wasting your talent. And we’re just talking about one match," Mouratoglou answered.

Kyrgios responded: “I knew that everything would change. That’s crazy, because you know, I was only a set and a half away from winning, and becoming tennis immortality. You win a Grand Slam, no one cares about what you do anymore. Yeah, that sucked. I would have loved to have been sitting here as a Grand Slam champion.”

Although Kyrgios ended on the losing side against Djokovic, his performance was widely praised and some even went as far as to claim that the Australian would have won that day if he was playing against anyone else than the current world No. 1. 

Sadly, Kyrgios has appeared in just one Grand Slam tournament since due to knee and wrist issues.

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