Wimble Final 2022: Novak Djokovic predicts Nick Kyrgios match, prize money

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios are gearing up for an all-out Wimbledon war, but the Serbian star says it all comes down to one aspect.

Novak Djokovic has warned Nick Kyrgios that whoever keeps his cool will become the Wimbledon champion.

The Serbian, 35, predicted “fireworks” as the pair battle it out for the title and a $2.5 million (AUD) prize pool as temperatures are expected to top 29 degrees Celsius.

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Both players are not afraid to show their emotions on the tennis court, and the audience on Center Court may play a part in their reaction. Sun reports.

“I think it will be a small margin game,” Djokovic said.

“Hopefully I can be at the right level, then it’s really a mental game, after all, who stays tougher and calmer in decisive moments.

“It will be an interesting match.”

Kyrgios had a “crazy” two weeks when he was fined for spitting at Wimbledon fans, insulting line judges and arguing with the referee.

There was also a summons to appear in an Australian court for a hearing. common allegations of assault by an ex-girlfriend.

He is only the fourth Aussie in a singles final this century, and it has been 20 years since his compatriot Lleyton Hewitt defeated David Nalbandian to rule the turf.

Now Davis Cup captain Hewitt, 41, is a close ally of Kyrgios. and advised the Canberra star to deal with the chaos of reaching a major final.

“Nick can play with the chaos going on. Not many people can, but he can,” Hewitt said.

“We saw at the Australian Open in doubles when it was a big stage and that was when he showed his best tennis. His opponents must be prepared for this.”

Kyrgios, 27, has won both of his last two meetings with Djokovic in 2017, and the unseeded ace will bring a lot of tricks to the process.

“It’s hard to read his pitch. I haven’t trained with him or played with him since the last time I lost to him,” Djokovic said.

“On grass, I would imagine that reading his serve and returning it is even harder because he has so many free points.

“You could see it throughout the tournament as well.

“He just puts extra pressure on your serve. He moves well. He has great hands. So a very solid player.”

This article originally appeared on Sun and has been reproduced with permission.

Originally published as Novak Djokovic’s prediction before the final fight with Nick Kyrgios