WILL EVANS’ daily preview serves up Wimbledon tips for a final that few could have envisioned: the incomparable Novak Djokovic versus the irrepressible Nick Kyrgios.

Wimbledon Tips – Novak Djokovic V Nick Kyrgios

23:00 (AEST), Sun 10th  Jul @ All England Club, Wimbledon

History: Played 2: Kyrgios 2 V Djokovic 0

Last meeting: Indian Wells Masters, 2017 (R16): Kyrgios d Djokovic 6-4 7-6

Final Thoughts: An Australian male is in the Wimbledon final for the first time since Mark Philppoussis’ loss to Roger Federer in 2003 – a decider that began an 18-year ‘Big Four’ mortgage on the All England Club title that also includes Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

But the upstart’s upstart, the enigma’s enigma – the one and only Nick Kyrgios – has a chance of upsetting that quartet of Wimbledon dominance at the end of an unforgettable, sensational, controversial fortnight.

Kyrgios has been as confrontational, explosive, repugnant and compelling as ever at this tournament. But he has also played some extraordinary tennis. A five-set battle against Paul Jubb fed into a demolition of 26th seed Filip Krajinovic and a fiery four-set defeat of fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas – with trademark histrionics laced throughtout.

From there, he battled past Brandon Nakashima in five sets, then won a grand slam quarter-final for the first time via a 6-4 6-3 7-5 defeat of dogged Cristian Garin. A semi-final for the ages was kyboshed by Rafael Nadal’s injury withdrawal – but pitchforked Kyrgios into an equally mouth-watering decider.

Djokovic is a six-time Wimbledon champ and has won the last three titles on the All England Club grass.

The 35-year-old has been typically outstanding, though not chink-less. Crushing early wins over Thanasi Kokkinakis and 25th seed Miomior Kecmanovic fed into a well-earned four-set victory over Tim van Rijthoven in the Round of 16.

Novak was on the ropes in the quarters but rallied to beat 10th seed Jannik Sinner 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2. The committed but limited ninth seed Cameron Norrie snatched the first set of the semis but Djokovic again bounced back from a slow start to win 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4.

This is as box-office as tennis gets. It’s hard to believe we actually get the opportunity to watch Kyrgios on this stage – let alone the bearing witness to the chance that is in front of the tempestuous 27-year-old himself. Kyrgios has won both of his previous matches with Djokovic, both in straight sets in 2017.

With Djokovic struggling early in his last two matches and Kyrgios getting an unexpected three-day break, there’s a huge opening for the $3.80 underdog to steal an early march. From there, Aussie Nick has a better range of shots and irresistible sense of destiny to capitalise on Novak’s recent vulnerabilities than his recent opponents. Kyrgios looks a huge chance of taking this deep, if not making it the most memorable win in men’s grand slam tennis’ modern history.

Tip: Games Handicap – Kyrgios +4.5 @ $2.05