Kyle Edmund had an unforgettable weekend at the Laver Cup in Chicago being in the same locker room as fellow Team Europe members like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov. In an interview to The Times, the 23-year-old, who achieved a new career-high ranking this week at No.
14, revealed some details about the conversations he had. 'Roger didn’t speak too much about tennis', said Edmund, who defeated Andreas Seppi in the second round and will now face Nicolas Jarry, who upset Marin Cilic, on Thursday.
'You don’t overload. Sometimes we would talk about it before the match. It was interesting to hear what Roger and Nole think of the gameplan and how they see an opponent’s weakness. It was the first time I really got to know Roger in particular.
He is obviously very relaxed, pretty funny and a nice guy. We went to dinner and talked about all sorts. We were talking about steaks and how to cook them. The French love it more rare but Roger was like, ‘No chance, it’s always got to be well done or medium well’.
Roger’s mum is South African. He grew up on a few African things and food which I’m aware of [Edmund was born in Johannesburg], biltong, certain types of meat and traditional dishes there. We were just talking about stuff like that, which was quite fun.
It was a week that came along at a good time. I enjoyed it and came away from there having had a really fun week. People want to have a nice week in terms of being upbeat in a good atmosphere. It definitely helped.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title