Nick Kyrgios makes umpire jibe after losing maiden Wimbledon final to 'god' Novak Djokovic


Nick Kyrgios made a playful swipe at umpires after suffering a 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. It was the Aussie’s first Grand Slam final, and he started strong before the Serb showed why he had won this title six times before as the 27-year-old dubbed his opponent a “god”.

Kyrgios reached his maiden Grand Slam final at Wimbledon where he came up against the toughest opponent in top seed and defending champion Djokovic. It was a valliant effort from the world No 40 as he took the opening set before losing in four, and he was in good spirits following the defeat as he branded his opponent a “god” before joking about his frosty relationship with chair umpires.

“Yeah he’s a bit of a god I’m not gonna lie, I thought I played well,” he laughed, speaking to Sue Barker about Djokovic. “First of all, I wanna congratulate Novak. He’s won this championship I don’t even know how many times anymore.”

And he extended his thanks to thsoe working at the tournament as he continued: “Ball kids, umpires – I know you and I have a very tough relationship, thank you for putting up with it.”

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