Djokovic loses to Edmund

  • Djokovic loses to Edmund

Djokovic loses to Edmund

"Obviously new coach (Fredrik Rosengren) and someone I've known for many years". However his chief problem, as it is for everyone else, will be Nadal, the Argentine's potential semi-final opponent.

Meanwhile, the 16-time Grand Slam champion expressed delight at the way he has recovered from the hip injury that hampered his performance in Melbourne.

No11 in Monte-Carlo and No11 in Barcelona announced an especially fresh and formidable Nadal who missed the entire North American hard-court swing with injury.

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Edmund put away a glorious cross-court forehand victor as he broke in the first game of the match, but Djokovic hit straight back with a break to love.

After forcing a decider, Djokovic had triple-break point on the Edmund serve midway through the third set but Edmund found his serve when he needed it the most, then broke for 5-3.

Nadal later cruised past Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1, extending his record of consecutive sets won on clay to 48.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their first round match of the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, 07 May 2018. "That will make the tennis even more entertaining".

Halep beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-1, 6-4 to stay on track for a third straight title in Madrid.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been in entirely different scenarios since past year.

"I play with the right intensity, the right focus all the time".

Now, though, he was back with his old coaching team, and looking happy in the Spanish capital. From 0-30 down he broke from nowhere to go 4-2 up, and at 5-2 forced a first match point, which was comfortably saved by a service victor.

Nadal then struck a forehand victor on the run to break Schwartzman again in the second set. He broke twice and levelled the match, 6-2.

Djokovic broke serve late in each set to get past Nishikori after almost two hours at La Caja Magica.

The Serb was outclassed by Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on Wednesday.

Djokovic said: "He has improved his backhand". A couple of errors down that wing were followed by a stunning victor for break point, and Edmund went 5-3.

Edmund, who will break into the world's top 20 next week, continued to demonstrate his growing maturity at the top echelons of the sport and used his aggressive style and powerful serve to good effect during the one hour and 12 minute encounter.

Goffin is no slouch on clay.