Speaking on Amazon Prime, the former world no. 4 Greg Rusedski commented on the match between Stan Wawrinka and the local hero Dan Evans at Queen's. Rusedski said: "It is all about confidence. We all talk about Dan Evans and I think he is 34th in the race [for the ATP Finals] which puts him at British No 1 at the moment.
What you forget as well, DAve Fellgate, who took Tim Henman to the very top of men's tennis is working with him. He has just found a new mentality and confidence and winning breeds confidence and winning. If he doesn't put too much expectation on himself I think he could go really deep if he could beat Stan Wawrinka.
Stan has got a lot to prove as well. He will want to have a good run leading up to Wimbledon. I love the sliced backhand, the variety. Training with Roger Federer as well before the clay-court season gives him confidence. Everything is going right for Dan at the moment.
He also said, "I think it does good for confidence when Roger tells you something like that. I think this is a great draw for Dan." Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund analyzed his first-round match against the world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas: "It is tough in terms of he has played a lot, played very well and won a lot this year.
It is almost like a very ideal situation where there is no pressure to do well. It is almost everything is on him. Playing here you will get the support from the crowd. In a way there are quite a few positives and there is nothing for me to protect.
I am not expected to win or anything like that. There are positives but at the same time it is a tough match but they are all tough matches here. You very rarely get a first round that is like a nice draw."