Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios is an avid follower of football and stays up late to watch his favourite team in action
Nick Kyrgios may have been born in Australia, but he has always closely followed the English Premier League. He is a huge fan of London-based club Tottenham Hotspurs and tries to catch them in action whenever possible.
“Whenever Spurs are playing, I try to watch them, even with the time difference in Australia. The last match I watched was about 2 am in the morning,” he stated in 2014, during an interaction on the official website of the club.
In 2015, he also paid a visit to the training facilities of the north London club. Speaking on his experience of visiting the White Hart Lane (previous home ground of Spurs), Kyrgios said – “It was awesome seeing the players and the training facility – I’ve never seen anything like it before.”
The Australian ace even turned up for training in Wimbledon at SW19 wearing a Tottenham shirt in 2017.
Nick Kyrgios is set to take on Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final
Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios will meet for the first time at the All England Club – and the third time overall – in Sunday’s Wimbledon final. Kyrgios has won their prior meetings (both in 2017) without dropping a set and without dropping serve. Hence, to the surprise of many, Kyrgios is heading to his first-ever Wimbledon final with a 2-0 head-to-head lead over Novak Djokovic.
The players first played each other on the ATP tour at the 2017 Acapulco Open in Mexico. Kyrgios prevailed in that quarter-final clash on an outdoor hard court surface in the straight sets 7-6, 7-5. In the same year, the Australian notched up another impressive straight-sets win, this time at the Indian Wells Masters.
The summit clash is definitely a tough one to call. According to experts, ‘Kyrgios is a nightmare match up for Novak’. In their previous encounters, Djokovic had a really tough time dealing with the Australian’s serves. In two matches, and 23 service games, Djokovic couldn’t break Kyrgios even once and the Aussie only faced one break point on serve.
So, Djokovic will undoubtedly need to be on the top of his game as Kyrgios will certainly not be affected by his opponent’s stature or much superior ranking.
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