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Nick Kyrgios vs Novak Djokovic LIVE: Latest Wimbledon 2022 Men’s Singles Final Score & Updates

‘It’s going to be fireworks’ – Djokovic ahead of Wimbledon final against Kyrgios

Follow live updates like Novak Djokovic take Nick Kyrgios in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon. As a contest, it doesn’t require a lot of selling. Djokovic is bidding for his fourth straight Wimbledon title and seventh overall as Kyrgios contests his first Grand Slam final, with the controversial Australian set to bring more fireworks to Center Court after an extraordinary run in SW19 .

Kyrgios, who is playing in the Wimbledon final amid assault allegations against his ex-girlfriend, has beaten Djokovic in the pair’s previous two encounters. The 27-year-old was expected to face Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals but progressed like a walkover after the Spaniard withdrew due to injury.

Djokovic will have experience on his side as the Serb looks to win his 21st Grand Slam title. The 35 year old player came from a set to defeat Britain’s No. 1 Cameron Norrie in the semi-finals and having started the year by being expelled from Australia following a dispute over his exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine, he has the chance to extend his dominance at Wimbledon to 28 consecutive victories.

Kyrgios, however, hopes to make them the first two Grand Slam champions crowned at Wimbledon this weekend. Saturday, Elena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabeur in three sets to lift the women’s singles final. Follow the build live, updates and scores below:

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Explaining the allegations against Nick Kyrgios

Earlier this week, news broke that Nick Kyrgios had been summoned to a court in Canberra at his home in Australia next month amid allegations of common assault against his ex-partner Chiara Passari.

A police statement said: “ACT Policing can confirm that a 27-year-old man from Watson is due to appear in ACT Magistrates’ Court on August 2 on a charge of common assault following a incident that occurred in December 2021.”

His lawyer Jason Moffett told The Canberra Times in Australia the charge was “in the context of a domestic relationship”.

He said: “The nature of the allegation is serious and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously. Given that the matter is before the court… he has no comment to make at this stage, but in due course we will publish a press release.

Kyrgios said: “Obviously I have a lot of thoughts and things I want to say, you know my side a little bit about this, but obviously I’ve been advised by lawyers that I can’t say anything at the moment. .

“So I understand that everyone kind of wants to ask about that and all that, but I can’t tell you too much right now.”

At Wimbledon, Kyrgios’ ex-girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic said she had not experienced domestic violence with the Aussie while they were together.

Their relationship ended in 2018 and she said: “It’s been a while since our relationship ended so obviously I’ve always kept my relationship very private and would like it to stay that way.

“I’m definitely against domestic violence and I hope it gets resolved, but yeah, I mean I haven’t had that experience with him.”

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Nick Kyrgios’ run to the Wimbledon final

It was a run that saw controversy on the court, brilliant tennis, five-set epics, injury comebacks and over £10,000 in fines, but Nick Kyrgios is in the Wimbledon final. It all could have ended so quickly as he took on Paul Jubb on Court No 3, but Kyrgios put in a masterful performance to defeat Filip Krajinovic and set up a third-round blockbuster match against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

It certainly paid off, with Kyrgios’ behavior leading to Tsitsipas calling his opponent an ‘evil tyrant’ after a fierce battle on No 1 Court. From there, Kyrgios overcame a shoulder injury to defeat Brandon Nakashima on center court before seeing Cristian Garin. He was due to face Rafael Nadal and would have liked his chances, but the Spaniard suffered a torn abdominal and was unable to play in Friday’s semi-final.

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Nick Kyrgios’ run to the Wimbledon final

1st round: against Paul Jubb 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 7-5

2nd round: against Filip Krajinovic 6-2 6-3 6-1

3rd round: against Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 6-4 6-3 7-6

4th round: against Brandon Nakashima 4-6 6-4 7-6 3-6 6-2

Quarter-final: against Cristian Garin 6-4 6-3 7-6

Semi-final against Rafael Nadal without surprise

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Novak Djokovic’s run to the Wimbledon final

It hasn’t always been airplane sailing for the six-time Wimbledon champion and tournament seed, even though Djokovic has once again reached the final. There were some signs of rust in his opener against Soonwoo Kwon as he played his first competitive match in nearly four weeks, but his second and third round wins showed worrying form.

Still, Djokovic had to dig deep to see wildcard Tim van Rijthoven, then even deeper to come back from two sets down to defeat Jannik Sinner in the semis. There was a sense of inevitability about Djokovic, however, as he put those matches to bed – just as there was when he managed to overcome a slow start and defeat Cameron Norrie in the semi-finals. .

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Novak Djokovic’s run to the Wimbledon final

1st round: against Soonwoo Kown 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

2nd round: against Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1 6-4 6-2

3rd round: against Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0 6-3 6-4

4th round: against Tim van Rijthoven 6-2 4-6 6-1 6-2

Quarter-final: v Jannik Sinner 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2

Semi-final: against Cameron Norrie 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4

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Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic await Wimbledon final

Nick Kyrgios: “I never thought I’d be here at all, to be brutally honest with you. I never thought I’d be playing for the men’s title. I feel like it’s the pinnacle tennis. Once you’re able to lift a Grand Slam trophy, it’s like, I mean, what else is there to accomplish? So I never thought that I’ll be here. I’m just super proud and I’m just ready to go. I’m going to give it my all and we’ll see what happens.

Novak Djokovic: “Obviously it’s always a goal to go to the championship game. For me at least, all the tournaments I play, especially the Grand Slams. Of course, I am very satisfied and happy to put myself in a position to win the trophy. I guess it’s going to be a game of small margins. I hope I can be at the level I want, so it’s really a mental game at the end, which remains harder and calmer in the decisive moments.

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What time is Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios today?

Novak Djokovic against Nick Kyrgios will start at 2 p.m. on center court on Sunday.

How can I watch Wimbledon on TV and is there a live stream?

The BBC will once again provide full coverage of Wimbledon, in the final year of Sue Barker’s presentation of the Championships. Coverage of the final will begin at 1pm on BBC One. The action will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer while the BBC Sport website.

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Hello and welcome to The Independents Live coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final. We have come to the end of two brilliant weeks at the All England Club and are left with a men’s final that dominates the rest of the Championships. Novak Djokovic has always been a favorite to reach another Wimbledon final, as he chases a fourth straight title, but facing Nick Kyrgios? Nobody expected it, and you’d have to be a fool to predict how today’s game will go.

Nick Kyrgios vs Novak Djokovic LIVE: Latest Wimbledon 2022 Men’s Singles Final Score & Updates

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