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King’s best ‘yet to come’

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King’s best ‘yet to come’

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DON’T WORRY, BARBADOS. This is just the start.

Former Bajan Davis Cup legend Martin Blackman believes the best of Darian King is yet to come, having pegged the 25-year-old talent as a future top 50 player in the world.

Blackman made the assertion in an interview with MIDWEEK SPORT mere hours before King impressed the world by going toe to toe with fourth seed Alexander Zverev’s in Monday’s entertaining first-round encounter at the US Open.

“I am so proud of Darian. He paid his dues in Futures and Challengers and never gave up on the dream although this is so financially demanding, so no one deserves this more than he does, but this is only just the beginning because he has a lot of upside,” reasoned Blackman. (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.