We said this yesterday:
“But as we said in our preview, I’m not necessarily sold on [Dimitrov] vs. Nadal. And would it shock you if he lost to a surging Edmund, who, as I said in my draw analysis, has a very solid (big) game.”
We also just argued how the power game is really dictating the draw. Edmund flashes big guns. He bullied Grigor. That’s what I thought Kyrgios would do. Rublev almost did.
This Brit is for real. Wow. Pretty electric stuff happening down-under.
We’ll take-up the Federer v Berdych QF tomorrow in light of their match tomorrow night. Berdych is smashing the ball. Federer has been in cruise control; tough to make a call on how well he’s playing, similar to Nadal.
Enjoy Cilic v Nadal in a few hours. . .
2 thoughts on “Dimitrov Falls to Kyle Edmund”
And Nadal falls to Cilic! Neither result a massive shock. You make a great point about the power game. Cilic can sometimes be strangely passive but when he plays aggressively he can blow anyone away. Nadal might still have sneaked a win if injury hadn’t struck.
You’re right about Edmund’s whopping forehand but that was also textbook Dimitrov. The guy is a waste of space. Chung on the other hand… that kid is beginning to look like the real deal. He will steamroll Sandgren and then – unless he suddenly realises he’s in a grand slam semi and seizes up – whichever of the 30-somethings he faces will have to serve the lights out and play ultra aggressive because good luck winning long rallies against that guy.
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This is why the hype surrounding Nadal and Federer for that matter has been a little hollow: they weren’t really tested — Federer gets his first big one tonight. How can one go on and on about one’s form when they’re beating guys like Džumhur in straights. It’s like a TV promotion. Federer too. I, of course, criticized this already.
I think Fed has his hands full tonight against Berdych. I’ll write a bit about that later.
Chung does look very dangerous if he plays like that. Perhaps only a bit of wizardry can slow the S. Korean.