Kyle Edmund on Wednesday knocked out Novak Djokovic to reach the third round of the Madrid Open. The 23-year-old British number one beat the 30-year-old Serb 6-3 2-6 6-3 in one hour, 40 minutes and will now climb into the world’s top 20.
“It was a great experience to beat Novak, he is a legend of the game,” Edmund told Sky Sports.
“It’s time to try and beat these guys and I was pleased how I managed my game.”
Edmund faces David Goffin in the next round after the Belgian’s 7-5 6-3 win over Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
The pair traded breaks to begin the match before a double fault by Djokovic, currently ranked 12th in the world, handed Edmund the initiative. The Briton closed out the first set but a scrappy second, with Edmund hitting 10 unforced errors to Djokovic’s three, allowed the former world number one to force a decider.
After breaking the two-time Madrid champion in the third, Edmund saved three break points before serving out the final set to progress.