Djokovic Kyrgios bromance
A new bromance: Djokovic and Kyrgios. Photo: Wimbledon

Serbian tennis champ Novak Djokovic has won the men’s single championship at Wimbledon, his fourth in a row, seventh overall, and his 21st Grand Slam title! Djokovic beat Australian Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3).

And although they may not have seemed that enamoured with one another on court, Djokovic (35) and Kyrgios (27) appear to have “officially” begun a ‘bromance’.

Djokovic told Sue Barker after the match that he would definitely be honouring the deal he and Kyrgios made beforehand (on social media) – that the winner would take the other one out for drinks and dinner. (Although the Aussie’s suggestion was to “go nuts in a club”.)

“I don’t know if we’re going to make it happen tonight or some other night,” he said, adding “this is a start of a wonderful relationship between us off the court as well.” For Kyrgios’ part, he called Djokovic “a bit of a God” after the match.


The two tennis stars once shared a frosty relationship, and after gushing about just what a phenomenal, talented player Kyrgios is, Djokovic joked: “I never thought I’d be saying so many nice things about you, considering the relationship… Okay, it’s officially a Bromance!”

“She’s the one who looks like she’s had like 700 drinks bro'”

Kyrgios was his usual verbal self on court… shouting at his team, the umpire (although he did thank them afterwards for putting up with him) and a woman who had had at least 700 drinks… in his opinion. He asked for the female spectator to be removed because, he said, she was drunk “out of her mind” and distracting him. Here are just some of the memes his quips have triggered:

Has today’s match made Kyrgios hungry for more? “Absolutely not,” he says, Kyrgios said he’s exhausted and needs a vacation. Djokovic knows better – he says Kyrgios will be back.

WATCH Djokovic’s full interview