After breezing past Damir Dzumhur in the opening round, No.1 seed Novak Djokovic will have a tougher opponent in the form of Kyle Edmund in the Round of 64 match at the US Open 2020.
Talking about the first-round match, Djokovic had little difficulty in defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Dzumhur. The 33-year old Serb finished the match in real quick time 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. The defending Australian Open and Cincinnati Open champion is yet to lose a match this year.
On the other hand, Kyle Edmund had to dig deep to get the better of Alexander Bublik. The 25-year old Brit dropped the first set before overcoming the challenge of Bublik in four sets 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-0. The match was definitely tiresome for Edmund and it would be interesting to see whether it becomes a crucial factor in his contest against Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic vs Kyle Edmund: Head-to-Head
The two players are not new to each other as they have played six times in the past prior to their meeting in New York. Djokovic leads the head-to-head record against Edmund 5-1. They last faced each other in a Round of 16 match at ATP Masters 1000 Paris in 2018. The Serb had comfortably beaten Kyle Edmund in two sets 7-6, 6-1.
Novak Djokovic vs Kyle Edmund: Prediction
Their contests, even though mostly one-sided, are interesting to watch. After playing a rather grueling opening round match, it remains to be seen how much is left in Edmund’s tank. Djokovic is expected to win his match against Edmund without any hiccups and extend his lead in head-to-head meets against the Brit.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic defeats Kyle Edmund comprehensively in three sets.