Daniel Evans, a British tennis player, gave Kyle Edmund some wise advice after defeating his fellow countryman at the Citi Open in Washington. In the second round on Tuesday, Evans defeated Edmund with ease, 6-1, 6-2.
The 27-year-old Edmund competed in his first ATP-level competition since October 2020. After the game, Evans expressed his pleasure at having Edmund back and stated the 27-year-old shouldn’t be judged by his most recent defeat because he is still far from his peak performance level.
According to Tennis365, Evans remarked after defeating Edmund, “It’s just good to have him back.” He’s a long way from his desired location. He’s a fantastic athlete, and I’m simply thrilled to have him back.
He has endured a frustrating two years despite his tremendous effort and day after day of putting himself out there.
Evans spoke politely to Edmund.
Edmund has returned to competition after enduring three knee operations. For the North American hard court tour, Edmund has a busy schedule, and staying healthy is his first focus.
Edmund confesses that his knee is his first goal right now, but he also wants to achieve some noteworthy results this summer on the hardcourt. The knee was put through a lot of stress due to the quality of tennis and the physicality, so if it reacts well, I’ll be delighted with that, but physically it would be wonderful to leave with a positive view saying I played five tournaments, was on the road for eight weeks.
Naturally, I’d like to get some results, but for me, the most important thing is to keep returning to the Tour,” Edmund said. Evans has advanced to the Washington round of 16 in the meantime. Evans will compete against the winner of the contest between Taylor Fritz and Alexei Popyrin in the following round. Evans is participating in the competition for the fourth time in Washington and is aiming to reach his first quarterfinal.