According to Kyle Edmund, having a compatriot like Andy Murray is extra motivation. ‘It's very fortunate for me that he's allowed me to come into his environment and shared stuff with his team, stay with him and stuff, It's good that he's opened up to me and let me learn from him.
It's definitely helped me,’ said Edmund said in a press conference on Wednesday at the Queen's Club, talking about how the world no. 2 has become a mentor to him. Needless to say, Edmund has a lot of respect for his compatriot, who he said was a good role model for everyone.
Edmund also spoke Murray’s training regimen and said that that made him realize how as a professional tennis player he had to work harder than he did as a junior. 'You spend loads of hours on court, three to four hours on court, and then you go and do an hour in the gym and weights.
After weights, it's then an hour doing an ice bath and recovery and then treatment on the bed. It's not just like the day is finished once you walk off court. Days are very long. Before tennis starts there's probably 45 minutes to an hour of stretching and Pilates and stuff.
There is a lot of commitment going into that. That's something, obviously when you're a junior at 16, 17, you don't see that side of that because you're still kicking a football around because you're that age.
But when you really need to knuckle down and you realize this is a job, this is life, a commitment, you realize what it takes. And when I was 17, doing my first training block, all that kind of stuff, for me since then that's what I do now a lot.
You know, days are very long,' said Edmund.
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