The way Novak Djokovic has been playing in 2020, it’s actually news when he … loses a set.
And the world No. 1 did on Wednesday, dropping the opener against Kyle Edmund before going on to beat the Brit 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
“Credit to him for winning the first set. He deserved it. He was playing really well. Wasn’t easy for me. I mean, he was hitting his spots with serve, high percentage of first serves, forehand, backhand, protecting the line,” Djokovic said.
“In the second set things started to change a little bit, started to feel more comfortable, started to read his serve better. I thought I was serving better than I did in the first round.”
Here’s Djokovic in his Zoom press conference.
Djokovic will meet big-serving German Jan-Lennard Struff, seeded No. 28, in the third round on Friday.
Here’s more with Djokovic, during his on-court interview after the match.
Djokovic won by hitting shots like this – and the “no big deal” walkaway give an indication of how unflustered and confident he was in this second-rounder.