NOVAK DJOKOVIC is out to equal the great Pete Sampras by winning a seventh Wimbledon title today.
But standing in his way is Nick Kyrgios, a man who has never won a Grand Slam despite most believing that he’s always had the potential to do so.
Wimbledon final LIVE: Novak Djokovic takes on Nick Kyrgios on Centre Court
20-time slam winner Djokovic comfortably overcame Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the semi-final after a slow start and will start this match as the favourite.
However, Aussie bad boy Kyrgios will be well rested after receiving a bye in the semi-final as Rafael Nadal withdrew through injury.
The pair of players had historically had a prickly relationship, regularly exchanging barbs with each other over the years.
However, that all changed when Kyrgios was one of the only players to stick up for Novak Djokovic when he was barred from the Australian Open after refusing to take the Covid vaccine.
Since then, they have been frequently in touch with each other and even joked about having a “bromance”.
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What time does Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios start?
The Wimbledon Men’s Final takes place on Sunday, July 10.
It starts at 2pm UK time.
As always, Centre Court is the venue for the match.
What TV channel is Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios on and can I live stream it?
The Wimbledon Men’s Final is live on BBC One.
To stream it live, head to the BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website.
Can I watch Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios for free?
Yes. BBC is FREE for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
Nick Kyrgios is one of the only players that Novak Djokovic has NEVER beaten.
The pair have met just twice, with Kyrgios winning in straight sets both at Acapulco and Indian Wells.
However both matches took place in 2017 – a year where Novak Djokovic was beset by injuries and the only year since 2010 in which he failed to win a Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic 1/4
Nick Kyrgios 11/4
*Odds from Betfair correct as of Saturday, July 9
What they said
Nick Kyrgios was in the mood for a bit of humour following the sudden improvement in his relationship with his opponent this year.
He said: “We definitely have a bit of a bromance now, which is weird,” said the world No 40.
“Everyone knows there was no love lost for a while there. I think it was healthy for the sport.
“I think every time we played each other, there was hype around it. It was interesting for the media, the people watching, all that.
“I felt like I was almost the only player and someone to stand up for him with all that drama at the Australian Open.
“I feel like that’s where respect is kind of earned.
“Not on the tennis court, but I feel like when a real-life crisis is happening and someone stands up for you.
“We actually message each other on DMs in Instagram now and stuff, it’s real weird.
“Actually, earlier in the week, he was like ‘hopefully I’ll see you Sunday’.”
Novak Djokovic said: “I don’t know if I can call it a bromance, yet, but we definitely have a better relationship than what it was probably prior to January this year.
“But when it was really tough for me in Australia, he was one of the very few players that came out publicly and supported me and stood by me.
“That’s something I truly appreciate. So I respect him for that a lot.”