Djokovic hits Kyrgios in the Wimbledon final after beating Nouri

LONDON: Seeded Novak Djokovic staged a Wimbledon final with Nick Kyrgios after recovering from a bad start by beating Britain’s Cameron Norrie 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 on Friday. For an hour on the main field in sunny skies, Nouri amazed his opponent, who won 20 major titles, and almost managed to surprise him on his first appearance in semifinal of an important tournament. Nuri benefited from encouragement from visiting fans to take advantage of Djokovic’s mistakes and win five games in a row and win the first set in his favour. But Djokovic looking to win his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and seventh in absolute, he woke up to his famous form and gradually began to control the game. Since in which the Serbian broke Nuri’s serve in the eighth game of the second setthe game started to move in a direction. Nouri fought in the fourth set but he couldn’t stop Djokovic from reaching his 32nd Grand Slam final, a record for men’s tennis. Australian Nick Kyrgios, who reached the final after injured Spaniard Rafael Nadal retired from the semifinals, is between 35-year-old Djokovic and his 21st Grand Slam title. (Reuters)