Top 100 eludes Edmund as he bows out of Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund in action against Alexandr Dolgopolov. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).
Kyle Edmund in action against Alexandr Dolgopolov. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).
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Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmund’s wait to break into the world’s top 100 goes on after the young Briton slipped out of Wimbledon, with Alexandr Dolgopolov victorious 7-6 (7/4) 6-1 6-2.

Britain’s world number 101 Edmund was just unable to edge his ranking to double-figures after reaching the second round at the French Open.

The 20-year-old would certainly have achieved that big goal by reaching the second round at SW19, but was unable to overcome his Ukrainian opponent.

Dolgopolov dumped Rafael Nadal out of this year’s Queen’s Club, and continued that fine form by easing past Edmund without issue.

Edmund’s third first-round defeat in a row at Wimbledon leaves him still waiting for that maiden senior victory at London’s grand slam tournament.