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Thanks.  I didn't realise the rain had stopped and that play has started.

couldnt find a davis cup thread, so i posted here...
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**RAIN DELAY**
DAVIS CUP QUARTER | GB SERBIA | CLAY

Kyle takes first Set 6-3  2-0   TIPSAREVIC


[ Last edit by Tonedial July 18, 2016, 07:37 PM ] IP Logged
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couldnt find a davis cup thread, so i posted here...
Here it is - http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/tennis/davis-cup-2016/msg1153277/#new
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Andy on Kyle after his Davis Cup success -

“Kyle is a lot better than a lot of people thought he was going to be, myself included.  There’s no reason why he can’t get right up to the top of the game.

“He is around 70 in the world just now and I still think there are some things he can improve, but he has big weapons, bigger than a lot of the young guys that are ahead of him. When he gets more experience and learns how to use them better, gets a little bit physically stronger, gets used to playing in atmospheres like this more and more, he’s going to go a long way.

“It’s impossible to say how far, but [Dusan] Lajovic has played in the fourth round of the French Open, and Kyle dominated that entire match. He’s only going to get better, so on this surface in particular he’ll have some great events in the next 10 or 15 years and that’s really exciting.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2016/07/17/davis-cup-andy-murray-hails-big-weapons-of-kyle-edmund-as-great/?

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^ Andy may end up being Kyle's coach in the future?  Lots of good things to think about…
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What impressed me was his mental strength.  Instead of letting his wobble, and the increasingly raucous crowd, when serving for the match at 5-4 get to him, Kyle fought back to take it to a tie-break, which he did well to tough out.  Later he said - “I went a little bit passive, just ever so slightly, serving for it, I learned from that so I thought don’t make that same mistake again.”

With determined thinking like that, I'd say he could certainly go far.  Anyway I think this win calls for this celebratory pic, complete with Andy-type shout, to be posted on this thread.



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I think you are right Aileen. Kyle can go far.  I was very impressed with his big FH and mental fortitude especially at the end of the third set. Andy can remain his mentor and Kyle can take over Andy's mantle after the latter retires. At the current rate of improvement, Kyle could be top 10 in around two years time (2018).

The future is looking bright.  Andy is preparing a legacy for after his retirement.
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^ Andy may end up being Kyle's coach in the future?  Lots of good things to think about…

 I think that Andy's formal coaching debut may be 10-15 years away. He knows how much impact the commitment has on life with a young family.
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I think that Andy's formal coaching debut may be 10-15 years away. He knows how much impact the commitment has on life with a young family.
Well for one thing, he says he hopes to keep on playing for a few more years.  He's also said he wants to stay close to tennis when he retires from the Tour, so in that respect I could see him coaching children, something I think he'd be very good at and which wouldn't involve travelling far from home.  He could then perhaps move on to coaching prospective future GS champions at a later date.

Anyway backtotopic
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http://m.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36821910

"By the time he's 22, 23 or 24 I think he will be a top-10 player," said captain Leon Smith, shortly after Kyle Edmund had helped Britain through to the Davis Cup semi-finals.
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http://m.bbc.com/sport/tennis/36821910

"By the time he's 22, 23 or 24 I think he will be a top-10 player," said captain Leon Smith, shortly after Kyle Edmund had helped Britain through to the Davis Cup semi-finals.
Thanks Philip.  I certainly wouldn't disagree with any of that article.

This is a good article too, in which Kyle explains how he benefited from training with Andy in Dubai at the end of last year - http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/story/_/id/14490688/andy-murray-showing-davis-cup-teammate-kyle-edmund-value-hard-work
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-3695690/Great-Britain-set-target-second-successive-Davis-Cup-final-Kyle-Edmund-proves-hero-victory-Serbia.html

It would be a surprise if his coming-of-age weekend did not have a positive impact, with Edmund saying: 'These matches give you confidence. Knowing that you are able to keep your level in those situations.

'I've known that I've been improving, but on the match court is where you want it to count. There's no point playing well in practice and then when you come to matches you don't quite get it out there. It's nice to be able to execute that.

'At the same time, there will be stuff that I feel I could have done better here. You are always trying to find that extra one or two per cent to make you better. It never stops. People don't stop working. I certainly don't.

'I will look to improve and take this experience and enjoy it. There are a lot of times you come off court and you're a bit down on yourself because you feel the other guy played better.

'So you enjoy it and move on and get better.'
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I really do like his attitude, and I'm sure Andy has been a great inspiration for him.

Also it looks like the tie will be held in Glasgow again -

"Scotland has not staged a tie yet this season while Murray is hosting a charity event at the Hydro only three days after the tie on September 16-18."


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