Kyle Edmund will face one erratically behaved player at the French Open on Saturday with a ringing endorsement coming his way from one of the most turbulent personalities of all.
As he steps out against Italian Fabio Fognini for a place in the fourth round, the 23-year-old Yorkshireman is being tipped by John McEnroe for a place among the game's elite.
Commentating for Eurosport, McEnroe said of Edmund: 'He's got a great shot to get into the top 10 in the next year, maximum, maybe less.'
Kyle Edmund is once again the last Briton standing in a Grand Slam at Roland Garros
John McEnroe believes the 23-year-old could crack the world's top 10 in the next year or less
If the British No 1, in the expected absence of Andy Murray, is to achieve that, then Saturday's match, scheduled to start at 10am, is the