Novak Djokovic too good for Kyle Edmund; Alexander Zverev out

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic continued to show signs of his old self at Wimbledon as he ended Kyle Edmund’s run at SW19.

The 12-time Grand Slam winner came from a set down to beat the British number one 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and set up a clash against Karen Khachanov.

Edmund was in charge in the opening set as he put his blistering forehand to good use as he broke in the opening game of the match that set him up for a one-set lead.

However, that same forehand started to misfire in the second set and Djokovic levelled up courtesy of a break in game eight. Another break in the opener of the second set earned Djokovic a two-set to one lead.

The crucial break in the fourth set came in game nine and the Serb served it out to love.

Khachanov came through a five-setter to reach the second week of Wimbledon with the Russian coming down from two sets to love to beat American Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-1.

The fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev crashed out as he went down in five sets to Ernests Gulbis with the Latvian claiming a 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory.

Gulbis came through three qualifying matches to reach the main draw and now he will take on either Nick Kyrgios or Kei Nishikori for a place in the quarter-final.

Jiri Vesely, meanwhile, set up a last-16 encounter against Rafael Nadal with a 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Fabio Fognini.

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