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2022 Wimbledon Final: How Novak Djokovic Has Fared in Previous Grand Slam Finals

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Novak Djokovic will make his 32nd appearance in a Grand Slam final when he steps on Centre Court this Sunday to face Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.

He’s been successful in a majority of his previous 31 appearances, with 20 wins and 11 losses.

This is a different sort of challenge for the Serbian, however, as he faces a man who didn’t have to play a semifinal match after Rafael Nadal pulled out with an abdominal injury.

Kyrgios is not only coming in with more rest, but he also had the leg up on Djokovic in their two previous clashes. He’s yet to lose a set to Djokovic, winning in Indian Wells and Acapulco in 2017.

On the other hand, Djokovic has the advantage of experience. This will be Kyrgios’ first-ever appearance in a Grand Slam Final.

Djokovic is a -400 favorite in the match, while Kyrgios is +310, according to FanDuel.

Let’s take a look at how Djokovic has fared in Grand Slam finals prior to this one.

Wimbledon

This will be Djokovic’s seventh Wimbledon final appearance. He’s gone 6-1 in those matches.

Djokovic has been the underdog in the final just once – against Nadal in 2011 – when he won his first Wimbledon title. He lost as a -165 favorite to Andy Murray back in 2013.

Year Opponent Championship Match Odds Result
2021 Matteo Berrettini -500 Win
2019 Roger Federer -190 Win
2018 Kevin Anderson -500 Win
2015 Roger Federer -115 Win
2014 Roger Federer -160 Win
2013 Andy Murray -165 Loss
2011 Rafael Nadal +125 Win

All odds are courtesy of sportsoddshistory.com

US Open

Djokovic has not fared well in US Open finals. He’s only won three titles in New York, going 3-9 in his career. He hasn’t won a US Open title since 2018.

Year Opponent Championship Match Odds Result
2021 Daniil Medvedev -250 Loss
2018 Juan Martin del Potro -240 Win
2016 Stan Wawrinka -280 Loss
2015 Roger Federer -145 Win
2013 Rafael Nadal +122 Loss
2012 Andy Murray -250 Loss
2011 Rafael Nadal -160 Win
2010 Rafael Nadal +250 Loss
2007 Roger Federer +400 Loss

Australian Open

The Australian Open has been where Djokovic has thrived most throughout his career. He’s a perfect 9-0 in finals down under.

Year Opponent Championship Odds Result
2021 Daniil Medvedev -115 Win
2020 Dominic Thiem -370 Win
2019 Rafael Nadal -130 Win
2016 Andy Murray -525 Win
2015 Andy Murray -245 Win
2013 Andy Murray -190 Win
2012 Rafael Nadal -150 Win
2011 Andy Murray -152 Win
2008 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -313 Win

French Open

Djokovic hasn’t found too much success in France. Most of that is due to Nadal’s staggering dominance on clay, but he has had some disappointing losses in finals, including one to Stan Wawrinka as a -800 favorite.

Year Opponent Championship Match Odds Result
2021 Stefanos Tsitsipas -250 Win
2020 Rafael Nadal +130 Loss
2016 Andy Murray -300 Win
2015 Stan Wawrinka -800 Loss
2014 Rafael Nadal +135 Loss
2012 Rafael Nadal +240 Loss

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