The six-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is a set away from his seventh Wimbledon crown and the 21st Major title. Novak leads the first-time Major finalist Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 after two hours. Djokovic lost six points behind the initial shot in the third set and grabbed a late break to build the advantage.
The Serb landed 14 winners and two unforced errors, and the Aussie failed to follow that pace before the tie break. Novak is now the favorite to wrap up the victory in the fourth set and lift the 21st Major crown. Nick sprayed a forehand error in the first game and faced a break point.
He saved it with a brave attack and a volley winner at the net before Novak earned the second break chance, and Nick saved it with a touchy half-volley winner to get out of jail. Djokovic forced Kyrgios' backhand error to secure the second game and level the score at 1-1.
Novak Djokovic is a set away from the seventh Wimbledon title.
Nick lost the ground a bit in game three and wasted two game points to bring Novak back to deuce. The Aussie fired two booming serves to get the game home and remain on the positive side.
The Serb served well in game four, closing it with a service winner for 2-2. Like the previous service games, Nick squandered a 40-15 lead in game five before wrapping it up after deuce for another advantage. The Aussie received a warning for swearing after being interrupted by someone from the crowd, but he still held and stayed in touch.
Djokovic served well in games six and eight to keep the pressure on the other side and created a break chance after Kyrgios' double fault at 4-4. Nick netted a backhand to give the serve away and fall 5-4 behind. Novak held at 30 in game ten to wrap up the set and move closer to the finish line.