Kyle Edmund forced to withdraw from French Open through injury

Kyle Edmund has seen his progress at the French Open ended through injury.
Kyle Edmund has seen his progress at the French Open ended through injury.
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RISING star Kyle Edmund has seen his promising run at the French Open ended unexpectedly after being forced to withdraw from his second round match through injury.

Edmund ensured there will be two Britons in the second round of the men’s draw after coming through an almighty tussle with Frenchman Stephane Robert on Court Seven on Monday.

Beverley-born 20-year-old Edmund, playing an opponent 15 years his senior and 429 places below him in the world rankings, recovered from a shaky start to win 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 and join third seed Andy Murray in the next round.

It was the first time since 2006 that a British man other than Murray has won in the main draw and the first time in four years three players have made it to round two, after Murray and Heather Watson also made it through.

But his hopes of progressing further have been shattered due to an abdominal injury, forcing him to withdraw from Thursday’s scheduled clash with Ausdtralian Nick Kyrgios, seeded 29th in Paris.

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