DJOK: GET READY FOR SOME FIREWORKS
BY TOM HOPKINSON NOVAK DJOKOVIC is convinced the coolest head will triumph in the baking-hot cauldron of Centre Court today.
But the super Serb predicted “fireworks” in his showdown with Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios.
After beating British No.1 Cam Norrie to reach his 32nd Grand Slam final, Djokovic said: “One thing is for sure, there are going to be a lot of fireworks emotionally from both of us.”
“It’s going to be a game of small margins.
“I hope I can be at the desired level, then really it’s a mental game in the end – who stays tougher and calmer in the decisive moments.”
Temperatures are set to soar, with Wimbledon due to bask in 30C heat for Kyrgios’s first Grand Slam final at the end of a rollercoaster fortnight.
The Aussie said: “I never thought I’d be playing for the actual men’s title.
“It’s the pinnacle of tennis — once you are able to raise a Grand Slam trophy, what else is there to achieve?
“I’m just super proud and I’m just ready to go.” His compatriot Lleyton Hewitt, the 2002 Wimbledon champion, thinks the chaos the 27-year-old brings to the court can make life difficult for even the greatest players.
Hewitt said: “Nick can play with chaos going on.
“We’ve seen at the Australian Open in the doubles when it was a big scene like that, that is when he plays his best tennis.”