Kyle Edmund vs. Novak Djokovic - 2020 US Open Second Round
Wednesday, September 2 2020
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World No.1 and Cincinnati Masters Champion, Novak Djokovic, meets the former British No.1, Kyle Edmund. Will Edmund be able to shock the world and beat the US Open favorite, or will this be another Djokovic showtime?
Novak Djokovic made easy work of Damir Dzumhur in his first-round matchup beating his friend in straight sets, only allowing him to win 6 games in 3 sets. Novak Djokovic is going to give it his all here at the US Open to come closer to Nadal and Federer on the Grand Slam list, and by looking at his performances last week at the Cincinnati Masters in New York, he looks very capable of doing so. Novak Djokovic will just need to make sure his neck is not bothering him and he will be able to do the rest with ease. Djokovic will have all the momentum behind him, but will he let that get to his head?
Kyle Edmund will be disappointed that he has to face Novak Djokovic in his half of the draw as he knows he has an incredibly tough time when playing against the world No.1. Edmund was having such a strong beginning to 2020, finally, get his career back on track after many injury issues plagued his potential. Edmund is such a strong player and has a lot of room to improve. He will be very happy with his first-round performance against Alexander Bublik, coming back from a set down to absolutely destroy Bublik in 4 sets.
This will be the seventh meeting between both players, with Novak Djokovic leading the head to head 5-1. Novak Djokovic will want to continue his run of form, and unfortunately for Kyle Edmund, I do not see him being able to get anything off of Djokovic. Edmund is a solid player, but he is not what he used to be, and it will take some time to get back to his best form. Novak Djokovic is a man on a mission and it is hard for me to see someone like Kyle Edmund stopping him or even making him play a long match. Novak Djokovic to win in Straight Sets.