“It’s officially a bromance” – Djokovic hopes for a “wonderful relationship” between him & Kyrgios

After battling it out for three hours for the Wimbledon title, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios continued their new-found bromance

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon 2022 Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon 2022 Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios are now officially in a bromance, the Serb jokingly confirmed after beating the Australian in four sets to win his seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam title on Sunday.

After battling it out for just over three hours on the Centre Court of the All England Club, Djokovic complimented Kyrgios during his on-court speech, saying that the Australian was an ‘amazing talent’ and hoped that this would be the beginning of a good relationships between the two after years of friction between the pair.

“I really think you are an amazing talent,” Djokovic said. “OK, it’s officially a bromance. Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful relationship between the two of us, off the court as well.”

“I feel like we have a bit of a good relationship now” – Kyrgios on Djokovic

Later during his press conference, Kyrgios was asked about Djokovic and said he feels the pair respect one another on the court and have a good relationship now.

“Me and Novak actually practiced with each other a lot earlier in my career. Practiced in Rome, Toronto. Then obviously we butted heads a little bit. But as a tennis player, I always respected him, what he was able to do. Then I feel like when I stood up for him, he was surprised. Ever since then I feel like when the chips are down and someone comes out — what I did was not easy. I kind of went against my whole nation basically and spoke out about it.”

“I feel like that’s an underlying. No matter how much you don’t like someone or how different they are, if they’re going to take arrows in the back for you in the public, then you’ve got to have ultimate respect for them.
Today I felt like it was two completely different players. I’m not supposed to be a Wimbledon finalist, like where I’m from, everything I’ve been through. I just feel ridiculous to be here talking as a Wimbledon finalist.
I feel like we have a bit of a good relationship now. And I’m honored to go out there and battle with the best. This is just the example, anything’s possible really. Someone like me able to go out there and give Novak Djokovic, keep him out there for three hours in a Wimbledon final, it’s pretty cool.”

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