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|Geplaatst: 27-01-2018 07:06:22 Onderwerp: Kyle Edmund on 'great opportunity' to reach final
|Kyle Edmund will try to extend his Goran Dragic Womens Jersey remarkable Australian Open run and reach a first Grand Slam final when he takes on Marin Cilic on Thursday.The 23-year-old Briton, ranked 49th, plays sixth seed Cilic in the Melbourne night session at 08:30 GMT.
Edmund is only the sixth British man to play in a major singles semi-final since http://www.authenticmlbgiantsstore.com/Authentic-Matt-Moore-Jersey tennis went professional in 1968.There will Womens Travis Kelce Jersey be live text and radio http://www.authenticrocketsshop.com/authentic-12-luc-mbah-a-moute-jersey.html commentary available on BBC Sport from 08:00."There's no reason why I can't go out there and put a good level on the court, enjoy the occasion again," said Edmund.
"A semis of a Grand Slam, it's a great feeling. I'll just try to take it in my stride as best as I can."Edmund joins fellow Britons Andy Murray, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, John Lloyd and Roger Taylor as a Grand Slam semi-finalist.
He received a congratulatory message from Murray after his quarter-final, while Henman was supporting from courtside in Melbourne.Edmund has been video messaging his family in Yorkshire every day, and relatives in South Cyrus Jones Authentic Jersey Africa - where he was born - have been in Enos Slaughter Womens Jersey regular contact.
His parents Steven and Denise, and sister Kelly, will not be in Melbourne for the semi-final but could fly out should Edmund reach the final."It's obviously http://www.arizonacardinalsauthorizedstore.com/tyrann-mathieu-jersey-elite been a lot more attention that I usually get, just loads more texts and messages on social media," said Edmund.
"The reaction has been amazing."After relying on Murray for success at the top level of the game for so many years, British tennis finally has another male player in contention."I'm absolutely thrilled for him," said Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith.
"We have known him for such a long time, since he was 12, 13 years old. He's a great lad, a very balanced individual."Edmund came into the tournament unseeded, without an ATP final appearance to his name, and never having been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam.
However, there are only four players younger than Edmund above him in the rankings and his powerful game meant he was a growing threat.The difference in Melbourne has been stringing together five performances over the best-of-five format, starting with a career-best win against 11th seed Kevin Anderson in round one.
Edmund then saw off world number 60 Denis Istomin before a gruelling five-set win in 40C heat against Nikoloz Basilashvili, a comeback win over experienced Italian Andreas Seppi, and a stunning four-set defeat of third seed Grigor Dimitrov.