The second round of the Madrid Open ended in a 6-3, 2-6 and 6-3 win for Kyle Edmund over Novak Djokovic. This is a truly great win for Edmund as it is was his first time to beat Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam Champion. This is quite great for Edmund, who’s first forage into the
The second round of the Madrid Open ended in a 6-3, 2-6 and 6-3 win for Kyle Edmund over Novak Djokovic. This is a truly great win for Edmund as it is was his first time to beat Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam Champion.
This is quite great for Edmund, who’s first forage into the Grand Slam semi-finals was only a few months ago, at the Australian Open, where he beat Grigor Dimitrov, a top ten player. He also got his first title in doubles at the ATP with Cameron Norrie at the Estoril Open just last week.
Edmund had a good start, breaking Djokovic’s serve in the opening game. He faltered a bit but was able to recover quickly after the break with service of his own. Djokovic got the upper hand in the second game but was soon overtaken by Edmund in the third game. His 2018 standing is now at 6-6.
“It was a great experience to beat Novak, he is a legend of the game,” Edmund said on court after getting into the round 3. “It’s time to try and beat these guys and I was pleased how I managed my game.”
This game, however good for Edmund, was bad for Djokovic, considering his amazing record in this tour. Asked for a comment after the game, Djokovic stated: “Well, you know, look, there are obvious things that are not working well for me, but I have to keep working on them and pray that my game will get stronger and get better as the matches begin to go the distance. Especially, you know, at such big tournaments against quality players, you’ve got to really step up. I tried but obviously, yeah, it wasn’t to be today. Hopefully at the next one… But it’s not the end of the world. Obviously, I’ve played this sport so many years and had a bunch of success. I try to always remind myself and be grateful for that.”
So what is in store for Edmund now? We at 777iGame believe that he will soon be the top British player, mostly because of his skills, but also because Andy Murray may not be seen for the rest of the grass-court season. If this is the case, a Grand Slam Title for the Brits will be in Edmund’s hands.
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