Kyle Edmund: I believe I have the game to win Wimbledon
Kyle Edmund admits he is “living the dream” and feels he has what it takes to win the Wimbledon title.
The 24-year-old once again heads into this year’s tournament at the All England Club as the British No 1 and will face Spain’s Jaume Munar in the first round at SW19.
Asked by BBC Sport if can win the title at SW19, he replied: “Yeah, definitely.” He added: “I believe that. I know I have the game for it. There’s a point where you really have to start believing it if you want to do it and I’ve really started to believe it over the last few years.”
With Andy Murray still absent from singles, Edmund will spearhead the British charge and he no doubts enjoys the perks that come along with it. Last year he reached the third round before falling to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in fourth seed.
“It’s pretty cool,” he said.
“Everyone turns on the TV for that time of year and the first name you go to is the British number one, that’s where the expectation is.
“Andy has done it for so long and done very well. After being at that position it shows how well he did cope with it and how much pressure and expectation was on him.
“Now it’s me, it’s my turn to deal with that – you really have to try to embrace it and take it on. Last year was the first time I played on Court One and then twice on Centre – it was an amazing experience.
“You could say I’m living the dream. I was once the kid watching Tim [Henman] and Andy playing at Wimbledon, thinking it would be amazing to be there and how cool it would be.
“Now I’m there. Now I’m trying to live it and it’s not easy because when you’re in the moment, it can become quite intense, but once I look back at the end of my career the things that hopefully I achieve now, I can be really pleased when I’m done and say I lived my dream.”
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