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Novak Djokovic, calm and composed as ever, prevails at Wimbledon again

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Australia's Nick Kyrgios to win the Wimbledon men's final. (Alastair Grant/AP)
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WIMBLEDON, England — The sports art patrons at Centre Court on Sunday got a careful study of one of the most jaw-dropping traits ever seen in games and sets and matches, something they could appreciate even had they dipped into the Pimm’s. That trait spent the afternoon surmounting an unusual hell scape of obstacles. It rides on in plain sight even as it’s technically invisible.

It’s Novak Djokovic’s composure, often so large that it’s a wonder there’s room in him for all the other organs. It defined his 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win in the men’s singles final over the volatile and brilliant and brilliant and volatile Nick Kyrgios. It wowed Kyrgios himself. It combined with Djokovic’s otherworldly shotmaking to build a pinnacle in Djokovic’s choppy 2022 and revive his career-long foray into humongous numbers.  
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