Novak Djokovic once again 'proved he is a great champion' in defeating Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, says Toni Nadal.
Djokovic has had a very tough year mentally which started with his deportation from Australia in January over a vaccination row.
However, he has still won a Masters this season in Rome and now he has a Grand Slam title to his name as well - the 21st of his incredible career.
Kyrgios provided a real sense of the unknown heading into the Wimbledon final, with his huge serving and energy on the other side of the net often overpowering his opponents.
Djokovic, though, proved absolute immovable as he won a seventh Wimbledon crown.
"Novak Djokovic, without the need to display his most dazzling game, once again proved that he is a great champion," Toni Nadal told El Pais.
"Everything that his opponent was not willing to do, is just what he normally does. He is a serious player, who always shows the best mentality to face the most unfavourable moments.
"As I mentioned [before the match], we knew that he would not fail. The only chance for him to lose his chance to win his 21st Grand Slam was if Kyrgios had the ability to play his best tennis and, above all, surprised us with his temperament to keep it up all the time.
"With this latest victory at Wimbledon, the Serbian continues to enhance his sports image and pursue Rafael in the race to be the greatest winner of all time."
Djokovic's win makes him the first man in history to win two different Grand Slam tournaments at least seven times.
The only other player to have achieved it was Serena Williams, but as far as the men's game goes, it is completely unprecedented.
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