Novak Djokovic and Nick Kirgius will battle it out in one of Wimbledon’s most memorable recent matches.
World No. 1 Serb promises “fireworks” as two of the most colorful – and polarized – faces in the sport.
This is the danger.
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Painting stars lined up for the undefeated Nick Kirgius
The men’s Wimbledon final will be played on Sunday night at 11pm AEST.
From head to toe
Jokovich and Kyrgyz have played only twice, and both previous meetings – won directly by Kyrgyz – were five years ago in the North American Supreme Court.
Kyrgyz won in the quarter-finals at Acapulco (7-6 7-5) and in the 16th round in India Wales -1000 (6-4 7-6) – and the Australian did not concede a set in either match.
There are only two players who have played a lot of games but failed to win – Jerry Veselli and Marat Safine, like Kirgius, who led 2-0 in the 20-time Grand Slam Championship.
– Through ITF match notes
What are the opportunities?
Jokovich is $ 1.27 favorite with TAB and Kirgius is out of $ 3.80.
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What is at stake?
Truly a great honor to be the Wimbledon Men’s Champion. Kyrgyz is vying for the first Grand Prix and Jokovic’s 21st and seventh Wimbledon champions.
The champion will receive a prize of £ 2,000,000 (A3.5 million) and the runner-up will receive £ 1,050,000 (A1.8m). This means that Kirgos is guaranteed the highest payday in his career.
Unfortunately, there are no ATP points in the competition due to the controversial decision of both English clubs to ban Russian players.
Jokovich A bid is underway for Roger Federer to finish second in the men’s top majors list and close the gap at the top of Nadal (23).
The victory gives Jokovic a seventh-place finish at Wimbledon, with William Rencho and Pete Sampras second after Federer (8).
Jokovich finished 32nd Grand Slam, surpassing Federer (31) to set a new world record.
Kirgos Meanwhile, Australia’s first male Grand Slam singles champion in 20 years is vying for the title – Leyton Hewitt won the 2002 Wimbledon Cup.
He finished 40th and won the lowest and first undeveloped Wimbledon men’s title in 2001, beating Goran Ivansevich 125.
Kyrgyz is aiming to become the fifth Australian and 13th in history to beat Wimbledon in the open season.