Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios wins opener versus Novak Djokovic
by JOVICA ILIC | VIEW 3664
Novak Djokovic seeks the seventh Wimbledon crown against the first-time Major finalist Nick Kyrgios. The more experienced player will have to work hard to claim the 21st Major title against an inspired Aussie after losing the opening set 6-4.
Nick controls the pressure and breaks Djokovic once to move in front in just over 30 minutes. Both players served over 70% in the opener, and there are only 12 points for the returners in ten games. Nick took seven and converted them into a single break that carried him in front against the massive favorite.
Nick Kyrgios claimed the opening set against Novak Djokovic.
The Aussie stayed focused from the first until the last game, firing 14 winners and four unforced errors and making an impressive start in his Major final debut.
Both players served well in the opening four service games, and Nick held at love with a booming serve in the fourth to follow the rival's pace. Kyrgios passed Djokovic at the net for two break chances in game five and converted the second after Novak's double fault for a 3-2 advantage.
Nick held at love in the next two service games to build a 5-3 lead and keep the pressure on Novak. The Aussie served for the set in game ten and held after deuce with an ace down the T line for 6-4 and a boost.