Novak Djokovic moves to the fourth round and plays against Kyle Edmund on Monday. The 21-year-old African-born British tennis player says that he will try his best to win against the world no. 1 Serbian champion.
After Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny’s withdrawal in the third round due to injuries, Novak Djokovic simply moved on to the next round of the tournament and prepared to face a younger opponent from South Africa, Kyle Edmund, who’s currently holding the number 84 rank in ATP.
Though he’s one of the youngest professional tennis players like Nick Kyrgios to Jack Sock, New York Times mentioned about his unbeatable aggressive performance in the court, especially his “ferocious forehand” that competes well like the tennis elites.
When asked about his game assets, Edmund noted that his powerful forehand is his best shot. He just needs right timing to use this for attacks. Furthermore, he doesn’t need to execute that all the time, Edmund explained. He can also do backhand to ensure strength of his game.
He informed BBC about his more aggressive approach to dispatch the world number one-ranked Djokovic for the second time. In addition to what he said, Edmund cited that he learned greatly after losing against the Serbian champion for the first time in Miami Open earlier this year with 6-3, 6-3.
The 12-time Grand Slam winner, Djokovic, argued about his condition wherein it required extra recovery. “Considering the stage of the season and the amount of matches I’ve played, and what I’ve been through with my body, I think it’s actually good to have some days off and then shorter matches,” Djokovic told the same source.
Djokovic added that his injured arm is already fine and in the right direction. Hence, it’s already predictable to witness a fully-recovered Djokovic in the next set of events in the US Open 2016.
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