Kyle Edmund roars past David Goffin and into Madrid Open quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund roars past David Goffin and into Madrid Open quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund roars past David Goffin and into Madrid Open quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal said what Novak Djokovic achieved in tennis is wonderful and backed the Serb to do more great things in the future. "But I have to keep working on them and pray that. and hope that my game will get stronger".

"One or two points decide really these kind of matches", Djokovic said. But, in the end, he played a little bit better and was more focused maybe.

"Obviously I'm disappointed from losing this match", Djokovic said after losing his second round clash.

The Frenchman looked to have a valid argument, but his complaints seemed only to antagonize the defending champion, who produced some brutal hitting to race through the second set.

Edmund appeared to be running out of steam in the final set after falling to 0-40 at 2-2, but his first serve hauled him out of trouble as he reeled off five straight points.

If Edmund could choose a surface to play Djokovic on it would definitely be clay.

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. That game in the third set was very key.

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

Nadal improved to 17-1 overall on the season with his win over the 41st-ranked Monfils. "I'm just happy to go through this one". "It was a very solid match in all aspects".

Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe's record for consecutive set wins on a single
surface as he also moved into the quarter-finals. The 36-year-old Lopez will be the tournament director in Madrid beginning next year.

A year ago he was 2-10 against the top twenty but this season he stands at 4-2 in his matches against them. The teenager got the better of his fellow Canadian Milos Raonic in a 6-4, 6-4 win. I've had niggles and stuff for a few weeks but mentally it's obviously frustrating, just wanting to play and doing as much work as you can. The Spaniard suffered a slow start as he had to save break points in the opening game before racing into a 4-1 lead.

The second-ranked Wozniacki needed to win the title in Madrid to overcome Simona Halep for the No. 1 spot. The Serb defended out of the corners in sublime fashion and played his best tennis in the biggest moments of the match.

Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza was upset by 20-year-old Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, while Carla Suarez Navarro eliminated Bernarda Pera 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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