British number one Kyle Edmund has secured a famous victory over former world number one Novak Djokovic in the round of 32 at the Madrid Open, as reported on the Telegraph.
Edmund emerged victorious by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to continue to pile the pressure on Djokovic, who has had a woeful return to competitive action after surgery.
The Serbian international made a slow start and was punished in the first set as Edmund looked fresh. Losing the first set seemed to give Djokovic a wake-up call and he looked back to his usual self in the second set.
After levelling the match, Djokovic once again allowed Edmund to overpower him and after the British player broke the Serbian’s serve, the match fell away from him.
In his previous three matches against Djokovic, Edmund had never won a set but he was determined to change that statistic today as he came out firing.
The 23-year-old sailed to one of the biggest victories of his career and has set up a third-round match against David Goffin.
As for Djokovic, there are serious questions being asked about his form after he has returned from his elbow surgery. He just can’t seem to progress to the later stages of tournaments.
He has been knocked out in the early rounds of the Indian Wells Masters, the Miami Open, the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open so far this year.