Kyle Edmund reaches French Open second round with five-set victory over world No. 40 Jeremy Chardy
- The beat of Kyle Edmund took seven minutes to close Jeremy Chardy
- They resume after 5-5 in the fifth set after being suspended the previous evening
- Edmund won two quick matches to win the match with 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Kyle Edmund broke his five-man losing streak on Tuesday morning in a very impressive way when he only needed seven minutes to finish Jeremy Chardy and complete the second round of the French Open.
After resuming 5-5 in the fifth set after being hung the night before at 9.22 am, Edmund walked up the Roland Garros with the swirling wind and the gray sky threatening the rain.
He served impressively and then at his first match point at 15-40 the mighty world No. 40 broke to win 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in a total of four hours and two minutes.
Kyle Edmund reached the French Open second round with a win over Jeremy Chardy
Chardy watched desperately as his last forehand landed on the net tape and landed on the wrong side.
There is now another difficult assignment for the 24-year-old Yorkshireman, who will be dealing with Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay.
It was a difficult clay season for Edmund, who has lost several games from winning positions and his confidence will be helped by enduring his stiff test of nerve in a game he could have won the previous day after being in the second set Has been .
His victory compensated for the acutely disappointing result of GB number two, Cam Norrie, who was beaten 6-3 6-0 6-2 by the unknown French qualifier Elliot Benchetrit.
Edmund only took seven minutes to finish the Frenchman on Tuesday morning
Edmund said afterwards: & # 39; I knew that hatching was very important and that there was no room for errors.
& # 39; Even after last night, just under four o'clock, there was fatigue. You just have to push it through. I knew that I could increase the intensity.
& # 39; The best of five was a marathon, but this was a sprint today and I just went for it. It is difficult, especially emotional: you are in the competition and then you have to switch off.
& # 39; I left here at eleven o'clock last night and today at nine o'clock & # 39; arrived in the morning. It's all part of the game. I think that's the longest game I've played, 4:02. It was really good for me to pass that test. & # 39;
Edmund (R) and Chardy shake hands after their first round game Roland Garros
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