Novak Djokovic faced Briton Kyle Edmund in his opening match at the Miami Open. The defending champion is fresh from victory at Indian Wells and immediately went into tournament mode where he broke Edmund four times.
“The Serbinator” relates to luck and timing a portion of his success over Edmund.
“It will be fun to see it. I was lucky, I must say. Right place at the right time, I guess,” shared Djokovic via ESPN.
Djokovic, who is in the running to become a six-time Miami Open champion, possibly joining another six-time winner Andre Agassi, defeated Edmund 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the tournament last Friday, being broken once in the first set.
And in such a manner, luck is surely the least of the factor which influenced the result of the match. And Edmund was happy that he fought hard against the current world’s number one.
“I felt like I did put my game out there and tried to play some aggressive tennis. At points it worked, it shows I can be aggressive, but at times I need to find the balance,” Edmund shared via BBC.
On the other hand, not all known players were lucky as Djokovic; Venus Williams saw her first early exit at Key Biscayne after 17 appearances wherein she won 3 titles during 1998 Lipton Championships, 1999 Lipton Championships, and 2001 Ericsson Open.
Williams was defeated by Elena Vesnina, but even though she was defeated she enjoyed the match, stating via ESPN that:
“I always enjoy my time on the court,” she said. “I have a blast every single tournament, whether I win or lose.”
And for the fans Roger Federer expecting his appearance in the tournament, he would not be joining the 2016 Miami Open. According to reports, the Swiss Maestro “was forced to postpone” his appearance in the tournament due to stomach virus.
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