Kyle Edmund out of US Open after Novak Djokovic defeat in straight sets
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 5, 2016
Kyle Edmund’s superb run at the US Open ended in disappointment as the British Number four was blown away by Novak Djokovic in their fourth round clash.
The British player has enjoyed something of a New York breakthrough, knocking out Richard Gasquet and John Isner in rounds one and three, but nerves appeared to hamper the twenty-one-year-old last night and he was beaten six-two, six-four.
Meanwhile, France’s Lucas Pouille claimed the biggest win of his career as he beat two-time champion Rafael Nadal in a sensational US Open last-sixteen match.
The twenty-two-year-old recovered from a break down in the fifth before converting his fourth match point in the tie-break to win eight-six. Pouille will next face fellow countryman Gael Monfils, who beat Marcos Baghdatis. The defeat means that 2016 is the first year since 2004 in which thirty-year-old Nadal, has failed to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.