Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios Pick – Wimbledon Final July 10, 2022

The grand finale at Wimbledon is scheduled for Sunday afternoon on Centre Court. This is the only match left at Wimbledon following the women’s final on Saturday. Elena Rybakina won after entering the tournament at 100/1 odds.

She overcame the odds, even against Ons Jabeur in the final match. Jabeur was a -155 favorite to win Wimbledon, with both women vying for their first title on Centre Court. The underdog Rybakina prevailed after losing the first set, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Djokovic can win his seventh title at Wimbledon with a win on Sunday. He has Roger Federer in his sights for the all-time Wimble record.

Federer currently holds the record with eight titles at Wimbledon. Djokovic has life left in his career to win three more titles, though.

There isn’t too much else for Djokovic to accomplish in his career. He’s pretty well done it all, but will sleep better at night if he breaks Federer’s record. Australian, Nick Kyrgios, hopes to make that accomplishment tougher on Djokovic.

The eccentric Kyrgios can win his first grand slam on Centre Court.

There is no denying Kyrgios’ talent on the court. However, his worth ethic has been brought into question often. His personality and style irk some tennis purists the wrong way, but he’s not going to change, and that’s just Kyrgios being Kyrgios.

Rafael Nadal and Djokovic appeared to be on a clear collision court on Centre Court. However, after beating Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals, Rafa was unable to play the semifinal match versus Kyrgios.

Kyrgios received a free walkover to the final at Wimbledon after Nadal dropped out. He has the match of his career ahead of him against Djokovic. Head below for our free Djokovic vs. Kyrgios Wimbledon Final prediction on July 10, 2022.

Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon Final Live Betting Odds:

Wimbledon Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Players Spread Moneyline Total
Novak Djokovic -4 (-120) -400 Over 40.5 (-115)
Nick Kyrgios +4 (-110) +300 Under 40.5 (-115)

Djokovic vs. Kyrgios Prediction:

Nick Kyrgios’s nonchalant attitude might be perfect for the final round at Wimbledon. He is often criticized for acting like he doesn’t care, but for a guy playing with house money against Djokovic, a lax attitude could be what he needs to succeed.

If there is anything working in Kyrgios’ favor, is that he likely isn’t going to have any nerves.

Playing too tight is a quick way to get into trouble versus Djokovic. He enters following a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 win over unseeded Cristian Garin. His best win was in the third round over No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.

Tsitsipas hasn’t looked at his best this year, so this wasn’t a huge upset. The odds suggested it was close to a toss-up. That said, credit to Kyrgios who is usually on the wrong side of matches against superiorly ranked opponents.

Kyrgios’ toughest match was a five-set win over Brandon Nakashima in the Round of 16, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2. He’d be thrilled getting this one into a test of stamina against Djokovic.

While Kyrgios is a cool customer, he can unravel and get frustrated if things aren’t going in his direction.

Frustrate the Aussie and the frustration begins to show on his face and body language. Djokovic is more than capable of getting under his skin.

The Serb is 23-5 this season on all surfaces. He’s an impressive 58-19 in sets this year. His mastery of the grass is well-documented as well.

Djokovic is 20-0 on a grass surface since 2019. He hasn’t lost since 2018 when Djokovic went 11-1, and his latest loss at Wimbledon. Over the last five years, Djokovic has gone 31-1 on the grass.

Djokovic has won at Wimbledon on Centre Court in three straight tournaments. There wasn’t a 2020 tournament, preventing him from winning that year as well. He’s won 39 of his previous 46 sets on the grass.

Kyrgios has the confidence to beat Djokovic after defeating him twice, though this was six years ago in 2017. Neither were major tournaments as well, with a 7-6, 7-5, and 6-4, 7-6 win for Kyrgios at Acapulco and Indian Wells.

In any event, Djokovic is going to be much tougher on Centre Court this time around. Kyrgios may steal a set, but Djokovic should frustrate him and clear to pull away. I have a future bet on Djokovic to win Wimbledon, and going to lay the five games to cover on Sunday.

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Kyle E / Author

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