‘Great serve gives Nick Kyrgios a Wimbledon chance,’ says Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander believes Nick Kyrgios’ serve could so some serious damage to Novak Djokovic, but the Serbian remains the favourite to win Wimbledon.
Kyrgios and Djokovic are the last two men standing in the competition, with them due to fight it out for the Wimbledon title on Sunday.
In terms of experience, they couldn’t be much further apart. This will be Djokovic’s 32nd Grand Slam final – a record in ATP history – but Kyrgios’ first.
The result may come down to Kyrgios’ brilliant serve against Djokovic’s great return game, but Wilander thinks the Australian definitely has a chance.
“Obviously Novak Djokovic is the favourite on paper but Nick Kyrgios is serving maybe the best that anyone has served since Pete Sampras,” Wilander told Eurosport.
“It’s very hard to understand how Novak Djokovic is going to get a lot of returns back in play but that’s Novak Djokovic.
“I think it all depends on Nick Kyrgios and how he serves, if he has a great serving day he has a chance. From the baseline it is going to be very tough for Kyrgios.
“Yes, Novak Djokovic is the favourite but you want Nick Kyrgios to play great so that we have a great Wimbledon final.”
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