Novak Djokovic has told Nick Kyrgios he is 'an amazing talent' as he declared their relationship an official bromance.
The duo have a tumultuous past, with Kyrgios often very vocal in his criticisms of the Serbian.
However, the pair found some mutual respect as Kyrgios supported Djokovic during his deportation crisis earlier in the year, and the Australian called their relationship a 'bit of a bromance' in the lead-up to the final.
Djokovic said he perhaps wouldn't go that far at the time, although after producing four sets of brilliant tennis together on Centre Court with the former world number one winning in four sets - he was ready to change that view.
Speaking to Nick Kyrgios on court after the match, Novak Djokovic said: "Nick, you’ll be back.
"Not just in Wimbledon but in many finals. You showed why you are one of the best players in the world.
"Congrats to you and your team. I wish you all the best, man. I really think you are an amazing talent.
"I never thought I’m going to say so many nice things about you, considering the relationship!
"OK, it’s officially a bromance! Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful friendship. Let’s start with dinner and drinks and we will see."
Wimbledon has always been a special tournament for Djokovic, and he has said many times that watching it on television is what made him fall in love with tennis.
He is now just one title behind Roger Federer's record tally of eight, and it sounds like he is far from done in SW19.
"I'm lost words for what this trophy means," Djokovic said. "It has always been and always will be the most special tournament.
"Realising a childhood dream in winning this trophy. Every year it gets more meaningful, I am really blessed.
"The most special court in the world. I am extremely happy and grateful to be here."
Novak Djokovic's title was his fourth Wimbledon crown in a row, his seventh in total, and his 21st career major.
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