'I had to stay tough': Djokovic ignores call row to sink Edmund

Share
'I had to stay tough': Djokovic ignores call row to sink Edmund

Three-time champion Djokovic rallied from a set down to defeat home-crowd favourite Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and advance to the Round-of-16.

The stakes are about to be raised considerably, and Edmund finds himself sharing the sporting stage, with England taking on Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals at 3pm on Saturday. Djokovic got into a bit of a two-sided argument with the crowd after he was booed following a time violation in the third set.

The 31-year-old was beaten in the final at Queen's Club after Marin Cilic saved a match point, and came through the first two rounds at the All England Club without dropping a set this week.

Nadal's powerful forehand and his effectiveness on serve - winning more than 80 per cent of the first and second serve put in play during the second set - proved more than de Minaur could handle.

Edmund can count himself unfortunate to come across Djokovic so early, with the 12-time grand slam victor back on form and playing considerably above his seeding of 12.

"My game's really improved this year", insisted Edmund, the last British player remaining in the singles draw. It's been that constant learning process.

"I didn't deserve to be treated the way I was treated by certain individuals".

This win could prove vital for Djokovic, as he had to contend with both a risky opponent and a pro-Edmund crowd.

That wasn't the only point of contention in the match.

"This year I have tried to enjoy more, not just tennis but life, food, strawberries and cream". His groundstrokes crackle but more variety is required.

Djokovic has been serving pretty well so far and his defence is among the best in the world.

Agassi, who coached Djokovic on a part-time basis until they split in March, believes the Serbian can claim a fourth title at SW19, provided his body and mind can handle the challenge.

"There is a certain unwritten borderline where you feel that it's a bit too much", Djokovic said. "I think Kyle is ready".

Nishikori and the 15th-seeded Kyrgios, a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist, began their match on No. 1 Court only after 7 p.m. local time, meaning light was fading toward the end of the 1 1/2-hour match. "But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept provoking". "He has a very good team of people around him". "He's got a great work ethic, is committed and has a lot of respect from everyone in the locker room".

He has made the third round with the minimum fuss, dropping just 12 games in six sets.

His trademark shot and biggest weapon enabled him to take the first break of the match at the fourth attempt for a 4-2 lead, going on to serve out for the opener. He's top 20. He's going towards top ten.

Elsewhere, Jamie Murray combined with Brazilian Bruno Soares to book their place in the last 16 of the men's doubles and a clash with British brothers Ken and Neal Skupski.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Gov’t suspends fuel price hike
At a shopping center in Petion-Ville, police tried to secure shops, with broken glass and merchandise scattered on the floor. Another mission group from Chapin United Methodist Church in SC posted online that its mission team was safe but stranded .

Trump Suspends Obamacare Payments To Insurers
These moves are prompting some insurers to request premium hikes for 2019 in the double digits. "We have to be very cautious". Some health care experts, however, believe that risk adjustment has caused more damage than good and needs urgent fixing.

Joker Origin Film Starring Joaquin Phoenix Gets Greenlight
The Joker movie has been a bit of an enigma amongst DC Comics fans, ever since it was first announced in September of past year . No official release date has been set, but THR claims the film could be in theaters by late 2019.

Top 5 players to look out for in the semis
Forbes even wrote 5 things to know before the encounter, giving Croatia the advantage. The three subsequent appearances, Croatia did not make it out of the group stage.

Raheem Sterling criticism is "disgusting", says Gary Neville
And this could benefit England if Sterling makes the most of the space presented to him. Every player deserves to be applauded.

Zsa Zsa, Reigning 'World's Ugliest Dog,' Has Died
She was waving at her", Ms Brainard told Today . "She knew she was special", Brainard told the Today show. She lived life as an underdog, spending five years in a puppy mill before being rescued.

His last World Cup, says Dalic
Over the past several days, we've enjoyed it even more because we know what's been going on back at home". It's because it's coming home".

Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 Plus with five cameras
South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on its 10th generation Galaxy S smartphones - S10 and S10 Plus. These renders also showcase what's likely a first-party keyboard cover from Samsung and a stylus.

Cardi B, Offset welcome baby girl
The musician and her partner Offset , part of hip-hop group Migos , welcomed a daughter called Kulture Kiari Cephus. Offset proposed publicly a month later so she could still have that "special moment that every girl dreams of".

Kylie Jenner Says Stormi Is 'Changing Almost Every Week Now'
My stomach isn't the same, my waist isn't the same, my butt's bigger, my thighs are bigger, like, everything. Answering questions in a YouTube video, Kylie said: " Stormi , she's my twin".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.