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Madrid Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Novak Djokovic

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Kyle Edmund is currently ranked 22nd in the world and will reach the top 20 for the first time

British number one Kyle Edmund beat 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in three sets to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

Edmund, 23, beat the 30-year-old Serb 6-3 2-6 6-3 in one hour, 40 minutes and will now climb into the world’s top 20.

He will play David Goffin in the next round after the Belgian’s 7-5 6-3 win over Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

“It was a great experience to beat Novak, he is a legend of the game,” Edmund told Sky Sports.

“It’s time to try and beat these guys and I was pleased how I managed my game.”

The pair traded breaks to begin the match before a double fault by Djokovic, currently ranked 12th in the world, handed Edmund the initiative.

The Briton closed out the first set but a scrappy second, with Edmund hitting 10 unforced errors to Djokovic’s three, allowed the former world number one to force a decider.

But after breaking the two-time Madrid champion in the third, Edmund served out the final set to progress.

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