"It was anybody's game really for a set and a half" - Djokovic admits on almost having his unbeaten streak broken against Edmund
World No.1 Novak Djokovic remains unbeaten in 2020, accumulating a 25-0 record as the US Open continues in earnest.
The Serbian fought from a set down to defeat Great Britain's Kyle Edmund in his second round match on Wednesday afternoon. After dropping the first set in a tense tiebreaker, Djokovic managed to regain control and dictate play for the rest of the match.
“It was anybody’s game really for a set and a half,” said Djokovic. “I made some breaks and then obviously after winning the second set I felt more comfortable. I was returning better, I started to read his serve better and I was pleased with my serve. Overall, it was a very good test and I am happy to get through.”
This is not the first time that Djokovic has trailed Edmund by a set, as he rallied to come back and defeat the Brit in four sets at Wimbledon in 2018. The Serbian now leads Edmund 6-1 in their ATP Head-to-Head meetings.
“Kyle played a fantastic first set,” said Djokovic. “He didn’t do much wrong, he served very well and was aggressive from the back of the court. Usually his forehand is a weapon, but his backhand, especially in the first set, was very strong, very solid.”
“Struff is another big server. I obviously played a great match against him in the Western & Southern Open,” said Djokovic. “There are different conditions here, if we play on Arthur Ashe Stadium. He is a big server and there is not much breeze in here, so that probably helps the server. Let’s see. I like my chances in best-of-five.”