Kyle Edmund powers into Madrid Masters quarter-finals

RICKY'S PICKS FROM MADRID • DJOKOVIC HITS WORST OVERHEAD OF ALL TIME • RAFAEL NADAL PLAYS

It's the sixth straight tournament in which Djokovic has failed to reach the quarterfinals.

His latest defeat was against Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday. Indeed three times Verdasco had got past Nadal, including on Madrid's clay in 2012-albeit the fast blue iteration of the surface.

"I'm happy to start with a victory", said Nadal, whose last loss on the dirt came against Dominic Thiem in Rome past year.

Edmund had never won a set in his previous three matches against Djokovic but deservedly came out on top in a high-quality contest lasting an hour and 42 minutes. "It's something I have to accept, I have to embrace". One of the best tennis players of all time.

Once again, Edmund's game flowed from an outstanding display of serving which allowed him to use his sledgehammer forehand to overpower his opponent at the Caja Magica. Nadal surpassed that record with his first win at the Barcelona Open. The 12-time Grand Slam champion has an uninspiring 6-6 win-loss record in the ongoing season.

So can he go onto reach the final?

'Well, at the end of the day when Djokovic plays, normally he's always favourite, ' he said after his own win over Gael Monfils.


"I've played this sport so many years and had a bunch of success". I did that well yesterday and today was more of the same. Djokovic was tough and David is a top player so it's very pleasing'. I want to do it. I really believe that he knows that, I know that, and everybody knows how hard is stay there all the time, no? "As long as I keep going, as long as I love the sport, I'll keep going".

"I think Novak, step-by-step, is going to be able to recover and be at the level he deserves". He told Tennis TV: "I'm super-emotional and super-happy".

'What Novak did on this sport is wonderful. He looks like a great guy with a great mentality so yeah he's improving a lot'. "I don't have any doubt of that".

Djokovic, 30, is still not back at his very best, but he showed flashes of his former greatness against Nishikori.

Edmund made the flawless start to his match as he broke Djokovic in the opening game.

So it's been, what, a year and a bit since then for me personally. It takes time to overcome that surgery. 'I think for both sides it was just awful. "That was something that was supposed to happen for me, to teach me some lessons, to make me stronger, to allow me to grow, to evolve as a person, as a player".

I knew if I put myself in the match, I would have a good chance of winning.' Finally, analyzing his performance, Edmund said, 'All in all, yeah, I'm probably playing the highest level, and consistency. "There are worse things in life".

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