Nick Kyrgios paid tribute to Novak Djokovic as the Serbian won the Wimbledon final, describing him as 'a god.'
The final always looked like a battle between serve and return, with Kyrgios outstanding at the former and Djokovic a master of the latter.
Kyrgios started the better and won the first set, but Djokovic wrestled the momentum back midway through the second set and never relinquished it.
The Australian struggled with frustration, as he does, and ranted and raved at himself throughout - as he also does.
However, after the match, as he clutched his runners-up trophy, Kyrgios simply had to acknowledge the quality of Djokovic.
"Yeah, he's a bit of a god, I'm not gonna lie," Nick Kyrgios said of Novak Djokovic.
"I thought I had played well. I want to congratulate Novak, I don’t how now many times he was won it.
"And thank the umpires and ball girls and ball boys, i know we have a tough relationship at times.
"I am so tired. Our team has played so much tennis. I am really happy, it’s the best result of my career so far."
Asked if he sees himself making the final of Wimbledon again, Kyrgios replied: "Maybe I will be back again, maybe not."
It was Djokovic's seventh Wimbledon title, and fourth in a row, and it pulls him level with Pete Sampras in second on the all-time list.
The title also means he now has 21 Grand Slam titles - which closes the gap to Rafael Nadal to just one.
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