Yet again Kyle Edmund proved to get the best result of the day as he came through once more in straight sets against Jo-Wilfried’s conqueror Renzo Olivo. Often when someone has a big win, there can be a dip.
While the first set was competitive, with the pair trading breaks a couple of times until Edmund broke to seal the first set, the second and third whizzed by the Argentine.
There was plenty for the no-frills Yorkshire-man: “It was a good match today. It felt good. Felt in control of my game. Did what I wanted to do for the most part of the match. I mean, he had a good win last round and maybe because he’s had to play a few days in a row he might have been a bit tired, but that’s not my problem.
“I have got to go and do my job. Play the person that’s in front of me. And he beat a good player in Tsonga, so I knew I had to be on it. And it went really well today under hot conditions, so it was really flying about. But I think it really suited me.”
Kyle Edmund v Kevin Anderson – First Meeting
Edmund has also caught a break as he gets to play Kevin Anderson, who appears to be rounding into form after plenty of injury woes, as opposed to the seeded Nick Kyrgios who struggled to keep on terms with the rangy South African.
Of course he posses a great serve and is pretty solid of both wings and actually has a decent net game even though he rarely choose to play it. If Edmund can combine his own serve-forehand combo with his vastly improved movement, he can mix this up and take the game to Anderson.
Edmund said: “I know I’m going to have to play well to beat Anderson. And he’s, obviously, got a big game, big guy. Hot conditions so the ball is really pinging around. So Saturday I’ve just got to be on it. One match at a time.
“Anderson has still got a great serve and good groundies. I mean, he was out a bit with injury, but before he went out of injury, he was consistent at the top of the game and getting good results.”
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