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Krawczyk/Skupski Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Title

  • Posted: Jul 11, 2021

Neal Skupski and older brother Ken Skupski lost a heartbreaker in the second round at Wimbledon against eventual finalists Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos. But Neal’s tournament was not over yet.

The home favourite partnered Desirae Krawczyk past all-British duo Harriet Dart and Joe Salisbury 6-2, 7-6(1) on Sunday for the mixed doubles title at The Championships.

“I still can’t really believe we won Wimbledon. It’s crazy,” Skupski said. “Once we finished we did the trophy ceremony and walked in the back and our names were already on the honours board, which I couldn’t quite believe. It’s surreal. But I think we deserved it.”

Krawczyk and Skupski lost just one set in the tournament. That came in the semi-finals, in which the American-British duo beat John Peers and Zhang Shuai.3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.

“It’s my favourite tournament. [It is] something I never thought would happen, but obviously you dream about playing on Centre Court, and that was my first feeling of that,” Krawczyk said. “Then to win a mixed doubles Krawczyk/Skupski Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Title with Neal was even better.” 

In the championship match, Krawczyk and Skupski did not face a break point. They won more than 81 per cent of their service points against the all-British team to emerge victorious after one hour and 21 minutes.

“I think it was our best match of the tournament. It was a good time to produce it,” Skupski said. “[It is] never easy to play against fellow Brits, especially for Desirae, playing her partner Joe.”

Krawczyk, who won the Roland Garros mixed doubles title with Salisbury, said that she is set to play with him again at the US Open.

“Desirae is on fire in mixed doubles now, and hopefully it doesn’t continue for the US Open,” Skupski said, cracking the laugh. “But [it was an] amazing week with Desirae. Unbelievable feeling.” 

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Novak The GOAT? Arguably. Kissable, Definitely!

  • Posted: Jul 11, 2021

There are many adjectives that can describe Novak Djokovic, including resilient, tough, talented and even elastic. But apparently a young fan feels another word belongs on that list: kissable!

Djokovic won a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday at Wimbledon. It was undoubtedly one of the biggest moments of the Serbian superstar’s career, and as he looked around Centre Court to take in the scene, he noticed a girl in the stands holding a sign with an adjective for each letter of ‘Novak’:

Number 1

Djokovic jogged over from his chair and gave the fan his racquet.

That was not the only feel-good moment from the minutes after Djokovic clinched the title, though. The World No. 1 climbed to his box to embrace his team, and on the way back he stopped for a selfie with a boy in the crowd.


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Djokovic has interacted with his fans after a big match before, most recently following his Roland Garros triumph last month, he handed a racquet to a boy whom the Serbian said had attempted to coach him during his victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Novak Djokovic
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“I found that very cute, very nice. So I felt like to give the racquet to the best person was him after the match,” Djokovic said. “That was kind of my gratitude for him sticking with me and supporting me.”

Djokovic will always remember these titles and historic victories. Thanks to his acts of kindness, these young fans will too.

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