BEVERLEY’S Kyle Edmund reflected on “lots of good things” after he moved into the Madrid Open quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old followed up his victory over 12-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic by sweeping past last-16 opponent David Goffin.
I managed my game very well. My game is one of those where the better I manage it and pick my moments to be aggressive then I play well.Kyle Edmumnd
Edmund’s 6-3 6-3 win booked a last-eight clash against Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who beat Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4.
It also means that Edmund will secure a place in the world’s top 20; he beat Shapovalov when they last met in Brisbane earlier this year.
“There were lots of good things. I managed my game very well,” Edmund said. “My game is one of those where the better I manage it and pick my moments to be aggressive then I play well.
“I served really well. It got me through easy games and also got me out of some tricky situations.
“He is a top player, top 10 in the world, so it is very pleasing.”
Edmund built on the Djokovic display in emphatic fashion, taking control from the opening game when he broke Belgian world No 10 Goffin’s serve.
He then kept the Belgian on the back foot throughout and forced several errors from his opponent.
After breaking Goffin’s serve in the opening game, Edmund went on to lose just four points in his first four service games and took the set in 32 minutes.
Edmund saved two break points on his first service game in set two, digging deep as Goffin tried to force his way back into the contest.
But he then closed it out by clinching victory with a third match point, sealing a last-eight spot in one hour and 12 minutes.
Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s record for consecutive set wins on a single surface.
Nadal beat Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 on the clay to take his winning set streak to 50 and eclipse McEnroe’s total.