Kyle Edmund won over David Goffin
Vincent Stevens – Edmund will move into the world’s leading 20 for the very first time after the Madrid Open.
British number one Kyle Edmund backed up his win over Novak Djokovic with a trendy victory over world number 10 David Goffin at the Madrid Open. Edmund, 23, subdued the Belgian to win 6-3 6-3 in the third round and guarantee he will climb into the world’s top 20 for the first time.
The Yorkshireman, currently ranked at 22, won in merely an hour and 12 minutes.
Edmund will deal with the winner of an all-Canadian clash in between Milos Raonic or Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals. Spain’s front-runner Rafael Nadal likewise plays later Thursday, when he satisfies Argentina’s, Diego Schwartzman.
Less than 24 hours after beating 12-time Grand Slam champ Djokovic, Edmund took another impressive scalp to reach his first Masters 1,000 quarter-final.
He showed his intent by breaking Goffin’s serve in the opening video game of the match before retaking it for a 5-3 lead, and he then made his 3rd set point with a trademark thumping forehand.
After saving two break points in the opening video game of the 2nd set, Edmund continued to dominate as a strong very first serve backed up that powerful forehand.
Goffin lost his serve once again to route 4-2 and, after missing a match point on Goffin’s serve, Edmund served out for just his second career win versus a top-10 challenger.
In an interview with Edmund
” I managed my game extremely well,” Edmund stated. “My video game is much better the better I manage it and pick the minutes not to be aggressive.
” If I do not shoot too often then I play well.
” It’s about being managed and relaxed and not fretting too much. Goffin is a leading player, so I’m extremely delighted.”