BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Novak Djokovic has again stamped his authority at the US Open with a 6-2 6-1 6-4 fourth-round win over former world number one Kyle Edmund.
Edmund, who is the former world number 84, defeated two seeds to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time. He was however outclassed from the start by defending champion Djokovic.
His (Edmund’s) defeat means Andy Murray is the last Briton left in the singles, while Djokovic proceeded to face France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last eight.
Djokovic has since refused to show no signs of being rusty despite completing only six games in the past two rounds due to injuries to Jiri Vesely and Mikhail Youzhny.
The 29-year-old Serb during the game, needed treatment during the third set as the challenge in his upper arm in the first round resurfaced. He eventually survived the ordeal, making his dream for a 13th Grand Slam title and third this year remains on track.
Djokovic reacting shared “It feels great to play a full match after a weird couple of days when I didn’t have too much tennis,”
“I came out of the blocks with high intensity. It’s not easy to do that when you have to wait all day to play.
“I made Kyle work for each point and kept him moving around the court.”