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It was an easy second-round matchup for top seed Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open on Friday night, as he defeated Kyle Edmund in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

The five-time Miami Open champion improved to 23-1 this year after his victory over the South Africa native, per ATP Media Info.

The match was going so well for Djokovic that he was able to catch the tennis ball without his hands, via TennisTV:

Djokovic recorded two of his three aces in the first set of the first-ever match between the world’s No. 1 player and the 21-year-old rising star. Djokovic won 25 of 33 first-service points and nine of 14 second-service points.

The Miami Open captured this moment after Djokovic won the match:

Djokovic finished off Edmund in one hour, 20 minutes, 26 seconds. The quest for his second consecutive championship, after he won the BNP Paribas Open last week, and his fourth title this year will continue thanks to Friday’s straight-sets victory.

But like he does against most opponents, Djokovic took advantage of the high number of unforced errors Edmund committed, per TennisTV:

Once again, Djokovic doesn’t look to be showing any signs of slowing down. Despite Edmund playing well, considering his No. 87 world rank, Djokovic has been on a roll since winning the Australian Open in January. In tournaments he’s won this year, Djokovic has won 16 of 19 matches in straight sets, and only one match has gone the distance.

It’s tough to see anyone taking down Djokovic when he’s playing like this.

 

Stats courtesy of ATPWorldTour.com.



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