Novak Djokovic has explained how he managed to turn around the Wimbledon final and neutralise Nick Kyrgios' serving power.
Djokovic lost the first set in the face of some incredible serving from the Australian, who arguably has one of the greatest serves in tennis history.
However, Djokovic was able to slowly wrestle momentum away from Kyrgios and make inroads himself, eventually winning the match in four sets to claim a seventh Wimbledon title.
On the day there was little that Nick Kyrgios actually did wrong as he hit 29 aces, but Novak Djokovic believes he was able to dominate from the back of the court - as long as he was able to get the ball in play off the Australian's serve.
"Well, I think from the baseline I didn't miss much in those three sets," Djokovic explained.
"It was part of the strategy obviously playing somebody who is so talented and flashy as Nick, who has one of the best, if not the best, serve that we have in the game.
"Just so difficult to read his serve. I mean, first and second. He puts constant pressure on his opponents when he's cruising through his service games. That's actually what was happening.
"Return was serving me quite well throughout my career. But, yeah, it was frustrating at times [against Kyrgios], just seeing balls pass by, having to deal with I guess more work on my service games because he was constantly on the line putting pressure.
"But I felt the ball really well from back of the court. I thought I served well at the moments. I think I could have served better, particularly second serves.
"But again, it's the Wimbledon finals against a player that was never there, has nothing really to lose. We all know what he's capable of.
"Plus I lost to him twice when we played against each other. All these things were kind of there present.
"But I think in the end of the day I managed everything pretty well."
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