Kyle Edmund Bows Out of French Open
Seen by many as one of the better hopes for British tennis, the loss of Kyle Edmund in the Second Round of the French Open is a bit of a surprise. He has dropped out of the tournament playing against the experienced Pablo Cuevas. His retirement from the match came to an aggravation of a left knee injury.
Edmund, 24, was trailing in the match 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 2-1, when he had to call it a day on the match due to his knee complaint. Despite having a long-term issue with the knee, Edmund declared after the match that surgery might not be needed. He said: “There have been a few times this year I have carried on and nothing got better and sometimes a bit worse,
“It won’t need surgery right now. If it did I wouldn’t be playing, I’d get it sorted straight away rather than delaying the inevitable.”
However, it is another blow for British tennis, as Edmund was among the best chances of being able to go and win the Grand Slam for a UK audience. However, the Yorkshireman does expect to be back and fit again for the grass-court season. Until then, though, fans will be wondering what his long-term fitness looks like: Edmund has suffered from several injuries so far in his career, and this is another setback.
With the grass-court season starting on the 17th June, though, this is not expected to be a long-term injury.