The British Fans have not been spoiled in the past at their home Grand Slam tournament. Since the beginning of the professional Era in 1968, there were 50 attempts, only just a Wimbledon winner from the island: Andy Murray in 2013 and 2016.

Now, the Chance is big, that soon the Triumph number 2 added! Of Kyle Edmund (ATP 31) is at least convinced. On the BBC’s question of whether he could win the title, says the 24-Year-old: “Yes, definitely.”

Edmund has confidence, a healthy self. This is a surprising start, he failed but in the last five ATP tournaments always in the starting round. Edmund doesn’t care. “I know that I have the Tennis tool, in order to win the title.” And lo and behold: When the grass tournament in Eastbourne, the Briton manages this week to the semi-finals.

“I’m willing to close this gap,”

Nevertheless, the question is: Would Edmund is also the Council of Europe, the seemingly overpowering to beat Federer, Djokovic and Nadal? Doubts are appropriate. But not for the native South Africans. “These players have gained in the last few years, regular title. That is impressive. But the time will come in which you do it. This gap is to close it. I am willing to do just that.” He firmly believe, as Edmund. “If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have to compete at all.”

by the Way: In the 1. Wimbledon-round (starting on Monday) hits Edmund on the Spaniard Jaume Munar (ATP 88). An opponent to beat it for the better classed Edmund, the world number 31, is, he wants to upgrade actually to the top.