In the process, top seed Djokovic extended his unbeaten run to 28 matches in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. He also now has 21 major trophies, just one behind Rafael Nadal’s 22 for the most in men’s tennis history.
Only Roger Federer has won more titles at Wimbledon than Djokovic.
Kyrgios, ranked 40, was trying to become the first unseeded men’s champion at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. Ivanasevic is Djokovic’s coach and was present for the match.
Kyrgios had never progressed past the quarterfinals in 29 Grand Slam appearances, and last made it 7 1/2 years ago.