Madrid magic for Kyle Edmund as he stuns Novak Djokovic

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Kyle Edmund’s magical 2018 continued as he claimed the biggest win of his career at the Madrid Open with victory over Novak Djokovic.

The 23-year-old added to former world No 1 Djokovic’s woes as he won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to reach the third round of an ATP Masters 1000 tournament for the first time in his career.

Djokovic came into the match after an impressive win over Kei Nishikori in the first round while he had also won all his previous encounters against Edmund.

The British No 1 broke in the first game of the match, but the Serb hit back immediately only lose two more service games as Edmund took the first set.

Two breaks of serve in the second set helped Djokovic to draw level, but Edmund claimed the crucial break in game eight of the deciding set to earn himself a clash against eighth seed David Goffin, who beat Robin Haase 7-5, 6-3.

Sixth seed Kevin Anderson also advanced as he beat Mikhail Kukushkin 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 while Philipp Kohlschreiber from Germany claimed a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 upset win over 11th seed Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain.

Albert Ramos Vinolas was the second Spaniard to crash out in the morning session as he was beaten 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 by Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay.

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