Roger Federer: Pundit reveals real reason for Kyle Edmund struggles in Indian Wells defeat | Tennis | Sport


That is the view of former ATP player Greg Rusedski.

Edmund possesses one of the best forehands in the men’s game but the 24-year-old was guilty of too many errors in the first set.

And it allowed Federer to race into a 5-0 lead and eventually win the set 6-1.

Edmund was much better in the second set and posed a greater challenge for the fourth seed but Federer broke his serve again.

And after just 63 minutes, Federer has sealed his spot in quarter-finals.

Speaking on Amazon Prime, Rusedski rued Edmund’s start to the match but said it will be a learning step for him.

He said on Amazon Prime: “He started the match by playing Roger Federer and not playing the ball. He didn’t find the balance out there.

“In the last game, he actually played pretty well. I wish he would have played like that from the beginning.

“Had he done that, it might have been a little more interesting.

“But these things happen. It is a learning curve [for him].

“And I’m sure he will be better in the future.

“Kyle never looked like he got his rhythm out there today.

“It looked like a deer in headlights when he walked out on court.”

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