Kyle Edmund wants to prove John McEnroe and Pat Cash right — by breaking into world top 10

KYLE EDMUND believes he can reside up to the expectations of John McEnroe and Pat Cash.

Each tennis legends are tipping Edmund to crack the world’s top 10 sooner slightly than later — and today’s French Open third-spherical conflict with Fabio Fognini might be one other massive check of his credentials.

 Kyle Edmund is targeting the top-10 tennis rankings

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Kyle Edmund is concentrating on the top-10 tennis rankings

After listening to reward from McEnroe, the British No 1 stated: “For somebody to say that’s nice however I’ve to make it occur. I consider I can.

“I’ve good confidence in my recreation, the best way I performed towards guys which might be ranked on the top.

“Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev have been three within the world once I performed them. I’ve performed the No 1 within the world —  Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal.

“I’m nonetheless fairly younger at 23 however top ten is  a aim, it has to be.”

 French Open 16th seed Kyle Edmund overpowered his Oz rival despite some second-set blips on his serve

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French Open sixteenth seed Kyle Edmund overpowered his Ouncesrival regardless of some second-set blips on his serve
 Kyle Edmund is through to the third round of the French Open

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Kyle Edmund is thru to the third spherical of the French Open
 Kyle Edmund was delighted to open with a straight sets triumph over Alex De Minaur

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Kyle Edmund was delighted to open with a straight units conquer Alex De Minaur

Edmund made his  Grand Slam breakthrough by reaching the semi-finals at this yr’s Australian Open.

However he is aware of that beating world No 18 Fognini to attain the second week of Roland Garros for the primary time can be one other massive assertion.

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American tennis Jon McEnroe is an enormous fan of the Brit

 Pat Cash has backed Kykew Edmund to come good

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Pat Cash has backed Kykew Edmund to come good

After his second-spherical win, world No 17 Edmund had some cryotherapy remedy — a hello-tech various to an ice tub. It underlines the distinction between cool Edmund and fiery Fognini.

Edmund stated: “It will undoubtedly be a pleasant win. It’s going to be an enormous check for me. I’ve by no means performed him earlier than.

“Enjoying a great clay-courtroom participant on the French Open, the clay Grand Slam, is the place you need to be. He’s a seasoned professional,  is aware of what he’s doing.

"It’s a type of matches the place it’s a very good check to see the place you’re at.”

 John McEnroe is a tennis legend with faith in a UK star

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John McEnroe is a tennis legend with religion in a UK star

Edmund has already come a great distance since 2014 when he practised with Andy Murray forward of the Davis Cup quarter-ultimate towards Italy in Naples, a tie which turned on Fognini’s  win over Murray on a dodgy courtroom.

British Davis Cup captain Leon Smith stated: “Even then you would see Kyle’s recreation was actually suited to clay. His forehand was a weapon again then, it’s grown to be an absolute tremendous-power.

“However he’s constructing extra into his recreation. He’s utilizing some angles, some greater balls, his slice has improved so much.

“He’s an enormous man and if he serves properly then he’s going to get the primary strike on his forehand and then he can begin to dominate play.

“You’ve seen him develop in confidence — and he may have that sense of belonging to this stage now. And that’s thrilling.”

Britain primary Tennis participant Kyle Edmund praying for Liverpool to beat Roma within the Champions League semi-finals

 

KYLE EDMUND believes he can stay up to the expectations of John McEnroe and Pat Cash.

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