Kyle Edmund did not have a great 2019 season. The British player however started his Rogers Cup campaign in Montreal on a high note defeating the fresh Citi Open champion Nick” kyrgios> in straight sets, 6-3 6-4. Edmund said: “It was obviously very tricky playing Nick…
He’s got a very good serve, probably one of the best on Tour. It’s a mini battle in itself, trying to get that back. I managed my game well, I served very well today. I thought I just controlled the points with balls in play.
It was a really good win for me.” There is no time to rest for Edmund as he faces the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who lost to Kyrgios in Washington final on Sunday. Edmund is also competing in doubles partnering up with the American Taylor Fritz.
Medvedev met the press on Tuesday. He was asked if there is a competition going on with his compatriot Karen Khachanov: “We are working for ourselves, not to be the top one in Russia. If, for example, Karen is No. 1 in the world, I’m No.
2, I will be happier than if I’m top 7 and higher in the rankings than him. But I know he’s not far. Every time he’s in a tournament, it’s going to be interesting. I will see if I can play well and pass him.”