Novak Djokovic will get back to his best, insists Rafael Nadal

GETTYNovak Djokovic has won 12 major tournaments

British No. 1 Kyle Edmund has stunned World No. 12 Novak Djokovic to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

"I knew rallying with him and trying to beat him at his own game I wasn't going to win, so it was important for me to go out there and be expressive".

Djokovic toyed with the Australian Open semi-finalist by making him scamper in with a drop-shot and followed it up with a lob, then went 5-2 up when Edmund netted a backhand.

"I think it's definitely a surface that evens out a lot of the playing field".

"After Australia I got a little bit ill and didn't have a great run of results until I reached my first final [in Morocco] so it's nice to come out here and beat a top player like Novak".

The two-time victor in Madrid went on to claim a decisive break in the 10th game of the second set to wrap up the contest.

Serving to stay in the opening set, Djokovic played a awful game and, with three set points, Edmund took the first when a driving return caught the line. "I try to always remind myself and be grateful for that", said the 12-time Grand Slam champion.

Multiple Explosions Rock Kabul As Attackers Target Police Stations
Following this blast, gunmen exchanged fire with security personnel at other places, which looked like a well-coordinated attack. The Islamic State outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack on the police station in Police District 13.

He will play David Goffin in the next round after the Belgian's 7-5 6-3 win over Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

'It's not the end of the world, you know.

Rafael Nadal enjoyed a comfortable win in his first match at the Mutua Madrid Masters tennis tournament on Wednesday, beating big-serving Frenchman Gail Monfils, 6-3, 6-1. Obviously, I've played this sport so many years and had a bunch of success. And that's something also that makes me fortunate to play the sport. "It's going to be tough but it will be a good opportunity for me for sure".

"So that's where I draw my strength".

He contrasted Edmund's risk-taking - the ability to be "courageous enough to attack the balls when it mattered" - with the way he dealt with some of the pivotal points in the match, particularly in the final set.

"That's all I can do - go out there and do my best". The former world No.1 has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon last summer and aborted comeback attempts at the US Open and Australian Open in January after which he had surgery in Melbourne. The Dane could have ursurped Halep as world number one by winning the title this week but instead endured a shock 6-2 6-2 defeat to Kiki Bertens.

Related News:



Most liked

Clash between Police Officers and Inmates at Mobile Brigade Headquarters
The escaped prisoners then took a number of officers' hostage, five of whom have now been declared dead. However, police arrested three of the militants (in Bogor) before they could carry out their plans.

Man City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya
City boss Guardiola said: "97 points, a lot of goals, a lot of wins - that's a outcome of the season we have done. The midfielder has won seven trophies during his time at the club, including three Premier League titles.

Women who eat fast food take longer to become pregnant
Couples were excluded from the analysis if they were receiving fertility treatment due to the male partner's infertility . Eating fast food affects fertility , and could prevent women from getting pregnant quickly, new research suggests .

Trump Offers NEW Details On US-North Korean Summit
The US president is promising to personally meet them when they arrive back on American soil tonight. "This was a hard decision". They were seated with medical personnel in a curtained off area of the plane.

Twitter reacts to Mets batting out of order
The New York Mets did something on Wednesday that you typically only see at the Little League level - they batted out of order. The double counts! The Reds went on to defeat the Mets, 2-1, on a 10th-inning house run by Adam Duvall.

Walmart acquiring India's Flipkart, says SoftBank's Son
The credit firm rates Walmart AA, the third-highest investment grade. " India is one of the most exciting markets in the world. The deal would deliver a blow to Amazon , which has been expanding aggressively since it entered the Indian market in 2013.

Macomb Charter Ranked Top in the Nation
One other Georgia school, Columbus High School in Columbus, placed just outside the top 100 at 105. Charles East at no. 23, according to the national magazine's annual list, released Wednesday.

Facebook bans foreign advertisers during Ireland abortion vote
The announcement comes just a day after Facebook announced it would stop all ads that were being bought from outside of Ireland . US -based pro-life groups are among those who have bought online ads in the country ahead of the vote, ABC reports .

AT&T may have paid Trump lawyer up to $600000
A spokesman for the company told Reuters that it had contracted Cohen for "legal consulting concerning accounting standards". Vekselberg, who according to the New York Times has been questioned by Mueller's team, could not be reached for comment.

Mahathir Mahathir, 92, claims win over ruling coalition in Malaysia elections
At the last election in 2013, BN lost the majority vote in its worst performance ever, but pulled in 133 seats. The current Prime Minister, Najib , has been embroiled in a multi-billion-dollar government funding scandal.

ZTE shuts down majority of operations following U.S. government import block
One ZTE employee said manufacturing had ceased and workers are keeping busy with training, Nikkei reported . ZTE got to this place by selling goods and services to Iran and North Korea, which violated US sanctions.

Shahid Khaqan strongly criticised NAB for launching probe against Nawaz Sharif
The World Bank has rejected Pakistani media reports about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laundering $4.9 billion to India. The premier in his tirade alleged that the institution has overstepped its domain.

Calorie count rules take effect Monday
Many chains, including McDonald's, Panera and Starbucks, began posting calories several years back. The FDA said it will be working with restaurants over the next year to help change their menus.

Boeing CEO says end of Iran deal won't hurt 737 production
Speaking of energy, France's Total (tot) has a $2 billion deal with China's CNPC to develop Iran's South Pars gas field. The sanctions on oil purchases will be the same as under the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Android P Beta is available for non-Google devices
Google Assistant is rolling out in more countries this year including the UK, France, Korea, Japan, and Canada. Similarly in Google Photos, it will now be easier to share a photo instantly via smart, in-line suggestions.