Last week the talk was all about Andy Murray winning Wimbledon for the second time however the talk this week is all about Kyle Edmund as the 21 year old stole the headlines in Serbia to win his first ever Davis Cup matches to propell Great Britain to an unasailable lead of 3-1 on the final day advancing to the semi-finals of the competition for the second year running.
This was the big test for Britain with no Andy Murray playing this week. The Wimbledon champion was in Serbia this week cheering on the team from the sidelines throughout the weekend but it was the forehand of Edmund which stole the headlines with Jamie Murray referring to it on Twitter as the fearhand.
Watching Edmund throughout the weekend in his impressive wins against Dusan Lajovic and former top 10 player Janko Tipsarevic the forehand was incredible strong and reminded me of the way Juan Martin Del Potro plays.
The clay court was one of the worse I think I have seen and in Davis Cup you do see some pretty shocking clay courts. The court was slow and this may not have benefited James Ward who likes pass of a speedy hard court but Kyle can produce his own pace and it allowed him to back into that backhand corner especially and open up his body to give himself an option of either down the line or cross court as shown above.
Variety is key to success on the tour and I was also pleased to see the variety and strength from Kyle off the backhand and at the net where he was effective winning a majority of points at the net in both of his match.