Britain’s Edmund stuns Djokovic in Madrid Open second round

Kyle Edmund celebrates defeating Daniil Medvedev at the Madrid Open (Photo Credit: Skysports)

Britain’s Kyle Edmund enjoyed one of his career’s biggest triumphs on Wednesday by defeating former world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 2-6 6-3 in the Madrid Open’s second round.

Djokovic, a two-time champion in the Spanish capital, has not won a deciding set this year.

Having previously suffered final set losses to Martin Klizan, Dominic Thiem and Taro Daniel, the 30-year-old Serb’s disappointing run continued.

Edmund claimed the decisive break in the eighth game of the decider before coolly closing out his service game to love for his 14th match win of the year.

“It was a great experience to beat Novak, he is a legend of the game,” Edmund said afterwards. “It’s time to try and beat these guys and I was pleased how I managed my game.”

The world number 22 will face eighth-seeded Belgian David Goffin in the third round.

(Reuters/NAN)

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