Novak Djokovic faces Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon men’s final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY

Novak Djokovic will play for his seventh Wimbledon title against an opponent looking for his first. The six-time champion at the All England Club will face the unseeded Nick Kyrgios on Sunday on Centre Court. Djokovic is 6-1 in finals at Wimbledon and has won 20 Grand Slam titles in all. Kyrgios had never before reached even the semifinals at one of the four biggest tournaments in tennis. Kyrgios, however, is 2-0 against Djokovic. Both of those victories came on hard courts in 2017. The women’s doubles final is scheduled to be played on Centre Court after the men’s singles match.

SUNDAY’S FORECAST

Sunny. High of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).

SATURDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s Final: No. 17 Elena Rybakina beat No. 3 Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Men’s Doubles Final: No. 14 Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell beat No. 2 Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-2).

Girls’ Final: No. 1 Liv Hovde beat No. 7 Luca Udvardy 6-3, 6-4.

Boys’ Doubles Final: Sebastian Gorzny and Alex Michelsen beat No. 5 Gabriel Debru and Paul Inchauspe 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Girls’ Doubles Final: Angella Okutoyi and Rose Marie Nijkamp beat No. 4 Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko 3-6, 6-4, (11-9).

STAT OF THE DAY

23 — Rybakina’s ranking, the second lowest for a women’s champion at Wimbledon since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975. Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31 was the lowest, although she had been No. 1 and already won three of her five career Wimbledon trophies.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You wanted to see emotion! Kept it (inside) too long.” — Rybakina, who cried when asked about her parents during her post-match news conference after a subdued celebration on court.

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