Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios shared the two opening sets in the Wimbledon final. The Aussie played on a high level in the first, firing 14 winners and four unforced errors to claim it 6-4 with a single break in just over half an hour.
The Serb raised his level in the second set and broke the rival for the first time to level the overall score. They both had more winners than unforced errors, and Djokovic tamed his strokes more efficiently to emerge at the top and gather a boost.
They served well in the opening three games, and Novak pushed hard on the return at 2-1.
Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios are tied at 1-1 in the Wimbledon final.
He created three break points with a backhand crosscourt winner and seized the first after a lucky net cord winner for a massive 3-1 lead.
Nick reached deuce on the return in the next one with a smash winner before spraying a backhand error to hand the game to Novak and fall 4-1 behind. Both players produced fine holds in the next three service games, and Djokovic served for the set at 5-3.
Suddenly, he fell 40-0 behind and faced break points. Novak stayed calm and denied all three to reach deuce. Nick earned the fourth break opportunity, and Novak saved it before firing a service winner for one set all after 70 minutes.