Wimbledon 2022 men’s finals Kyrgios vs. Djokovic: what time, TV and how to watch online
Nick Kyrgios gained a bye to the Wimbledon finals after Rafa Nadal withdrew from the semis injured. He will face defending champion Novak Djokovic on Centre Court.
Wimbledon reaches its climax on Sunday with all eyes on Centre Court, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and where defending champion Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios will contest the Men’s final. Yesterday, Elena Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur to become the youngest champion at Wimbledon since 2011, winning the Women’s final 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Rafael Nadal’s bid for a calendar Grand Slam was thwarted by an abdominal tear which he suffered during his quarter final match against Taylor Fritz. He powered through, won, and moved on to the semi-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios, but eventually had to withdraw due to the injury.
As a result, Kyrgios automatically advanced straight to the final, where he will go up against No.1 seed Djokovic. The Serbian defeated Cameron Norrie in four sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to earn the chance to defend his title for the third time.
Djokovic will be aiming to clinch his seventh (and fourth consecutive) Wimbledon trophy, and is a strong favorite to prevail. He is currently riding a 27-match undefeated run in SW19.
Kyrgios reportedly lost sleep due to nerves, thinking about competing against the world number three and considering the 35-year-old’s edge over him in terms of experience. This will be Djokovic’s eighth Wimbledon final, while it is the first time for the controversial 27-year-old to compete in a Grand Slam final.