At present it seems impossible that Nadal will lose a game on clay, his latest destruction of Monfils - a 6-3 6-1 triumph - a prime example of his intensity and sensational groundstrokes.
Djokovic was very complimentary towards the 23-year-old in the immediate aftermath of the tie and claimed Edmund is playing the "best tennis of his life".
However, second seed Caroline Wozniacki and third-seeded home hope Garbine Muguruza both fell to shock defeats. Edmund added: "That game in the third set was very key". On paper, Goffin is the more accomplished player and if he plays well, he should be good enough to get the win.
"I'm happy to start with a victory", said Nadal, whose last loss on the dirt came against Dominic Thiem in Rome past year.
"I a lot of things well since I came back".
The Briton saved three consecutive break points in the fifth game of the third set before he converted his first break point of the set in the eighth game to open up a 5-3 lead.
"I just felt good today, felt I was hitting the ball well", Edmund said.
'He has improved, obviously, his backhand, ' Djokovic said. I've played this sport so many years and had a bunch of success.
"I just knew that if I put myself in the match hopefully in the closing stages I would give myself a chance".
"I knew I wasn't going to win by rallying with him and trying to beat him at his own game, so it was important to be expressive". I do it because I like it.
"So that's where I draw my strength".
World number one Rafael Nadal will continue his quest for sixth Madrid Open title when he squares off with Argentinean tennis star Diego Schwartzman in the last-16 clash of the men's singles event here on Thursday.
"Obviously I'm disappointed from losing this match and to go out early in the tournament", said the Serbian. It's sort of like, Oh, you play well, but I haven't been winning. The forehand is working well too, as always.
In the women's tournament, Maria Sharapova reached the quarter-finals with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 demolition of France's Kristina Mladenovic.
World No 2 Wozniacki needed to win the title in Madrid to overtake Halep and reach the No 1 spot.
Halep will now play Pliskova's sister Karolina for a place in the last four.
Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza was upset by 20-year-old Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, while Carla Suarez Navarro eliminated Bernarda Pera 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
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