Kyrgios makes prediction about 'monster' Djokovic after he wins Australian Open
29th January 2023

Nick Kyrgios has made a big prediction about ‘monster’ Novak Djokovic after the 22-time major champion won his 10th Australian Open title on Sunday.

Australian bad boy Kyrgios – who some tipped as having an outside chance of emerging victorious himself at his home Grand Slam after a stellar 2022 – was forced to withdraw from this year’s tournament through injury.

After two weeks of pulsating action, it was Djokovic who came out on top after he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 7-6 to equal Rafael Nadal for the most men’s singles major titles in history as he dropped just one set across the tournament.

Kyrgios and Djokovic contested the Wimbledon final in July – which the Serbian also won – and the pair were once fierce enemies but are now good friends as they took part in a exhibition match prior to this year’s Australian Open.

After Djokovic was crowned champion on Sunday, Kyrgios took to social media to congratulate the 35-year-old and made a prediction about the tennis legend.

‘He will get to 28 slams easily,’ Kyrgios posted on Twitter, which would take Djokovic well above Margaret Court, who has the most in history of both men’s and women’s players with 24.

Kyrgios added: ‘Haha I told you. We created a monster. Well done @DjokerNole… Sat on my couch and enjoyed the entire show. Soak it all in…

‘I’d like to think to thank you for pushing our sport so far. I think it deserves a player like you who pushes every single player that’s involved in the sport to the max.

‘It’s not easy, another final at a Grand Slam but I am always willing to go back on court and work harder. I would like to thank my team for coming on this journey with me.

‘I am happy I have group of supportive people around me, people who wake up every single day and have the same goals and ambitions as me.

‘I’m extremely privileged that I get to do this for a living.

‘I would also like to thank the Greek fans because they always make me so welcome here. Thank you very much and hope to see you next year.’

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