Kyle Edmund has just defeated his friend and compatriot Dan Evans in the first round in Monte Carlo, but the big one will be his next round against Rafael Nadal.
Kyle has a 0-7 win-loss record against top10 players.
It’s 0-0, and game on. EDMUND
During a post-match interview, Kyle commented
“I like the clay. I’ve been getting better on it over the past few days. It will be just a great experience. It will be a tough match, whatever the court. The flipside, he’s not played me. Different game styles. At the start of the match, no one gets a head start just because of ranking or past wins. It’s 0-0, game on. That’s how I’ve got to approach it.”
About being aggressive
Then the Briton added
“My game is an aggressive game anyway. So, sometimes, if against a top guy I miss a ball, it might come across as ‘Oh, he’s gone for more.' I’m very honest with my game style. That’s just the way I play. Whoever it is, I may miss a few lines.
But, playing the top guys, maybe subconsciously they do force you to take risks, especially the better movers, not necessarily the top guys but the better movers because they get to loads of balls and make you play loads. You do realize that, and it makes you go for more.”