Kyle Edmund was surprised to hear that he will open his Wimbledon campaign on the Centre Court against Jaume Munar. Speaking in a press conference, the British player said that stepping on that court is a privilege for anyone.
"I think if you asked Rafa [Nadal] or someone like that, every time they play on Centre, I don’t think it gets taken for granted. I think it’s a great honour. Not just singling out Rafa. But even if players you expect to be on Centre, a lot of people in tennis have a huge, like, respect for a tournament like Wimbledon.
‘So when you get to play on Centre Court, it’s a great buzz, like especially when you have the feeling of know what it feels like to go on it. It’s great to see your name on the order of play, or surprise, yeah."
Edmund versus Munar is one of the three matches to be played on the Centre Court on Monday. Defending champion and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic will open proceedings of the 2019 Championships on the main show court against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
His match will be followed by Yulia Putintseva's match against the world no. 2 Naomi Osaka. Edmund and Munar will play the last match on Centre Court. The first match will be played on Centre Court and No. 1 Court at 13.30 PM local time. Other courts will see play begin at 11.00 AM local time.