Novak Djokovic Beats Britain's Kyle Edmund at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic Beats Britain's Kyle Edmund at Wimbledon”

At Wimbledon, the Serb has so far been untroubled, having clinched straight-set wins over Horacio Zeballos and Tennys Sandgren. "I think I put a decent level out on court".

The three-time champion recovered from losing the first set to progress to the second week but took offence to being jeered by a fervent home crowd, many of whom were revelling in England's progress to the World Cup semi-finals.

On the way to victory, Djokovic heard it from the London crowd that booed and heckled him, and he was not happy about it.

Djokovic was robbed of a break at 3-3 in the fourth set when the ball bounced twice before Edmund managed to return it over the net at 15-40.

"Kyle will have time to maybe manoeuvre Djokovic around with his forehand".

"I was 100 percent convinced it was a double bounce in the fourth set, but anyone can make a mistake", Djokovic said. That's OK. But I don't understand why he [the umpire] didn't allow me to challenge the ball. At points in the match it was really loud. He responded by blowing kisses into the stands.

There were those within British tennis who had reservations about Edmund working with two coaches but the yin and yang of calm Englishman Mark Hilton and ebullient Swede Fredrik Rosengren appears to be a ideal fit.

"I thought the crowd's reaction was quite unnecessary". But at times they were slightly unfair to me.

John McEnroe would be surprised to see Edmund come out on top, telling The Tennis Podcast: "He's had a great year so far, he's legitimate, people respect him in the locker room, so we'll see what he's got to offer".

"But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept on going, provoking". That's what I didn't like. It was mentally a good thing for me. "I just feel free on the court".

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said Edmund, the last Brit standing in the singles draw, will play third on Centre Court. The longer the rallies, the longer the match, the better the chances probably for Djokovic.

"It was a great atmosphere to be in, " Edmund said. When you're serving well on a grass court, it's good.

"You go from being a little kid dreaming of it, then when it becomes reality, sometimes it can be a bit surreal".

Wimbledon hot shots day six. We get along very well.

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.

Asked about the incident in his post-match press conference, Edmund said: 'I was scrambling.

He added: "I deservedly got a time violation".

In other round of 32 matches in the men's singles draw Japan's Kei Nishikori eliminated Australia's Nick Kyrgios 6-1 7-6 6-4 and superstar Rafael Nadal made light work of Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4.

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