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Kyle Edmund & # 39; s French Open encountered a deflation end when he abruptly retired in the third set

Kyle Edmund from French Open after his retirement in the second round against Pablo Cuevas with knee injury … and now he can miss Wimbledon

  • The British number 1 was behind with Pablo Cuevas 7-6, 6-3, 2-1 from Uruguay
  • After talking to the doctor, he approached his opponent to shake his hand
  • It was not immediately clear what the problem was for Kyle Edmund
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Kyle Edmund has tried several things to equip himself with the robustness needed for life in the ATP Tour, including training with the former US Navy SEAL David Goggins.

It all seemed to pay off earlier this week when he defeated Jeremy Chardy in front of a crowd of partisans during a four-hour match at the French Open.

Thursday was another story when he stopped while leaving Uruguay & Pablo Cuevas 7-6, 6-3, 2-1 with the recurrence of a knee injury that could still be a problem for him at Wimbledon.

Kyle Edmund & # 39; s French Open encountered a deflation end when he abruptly retired in the third set

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Kyle Edmund & # 39; s French Open encountered a deflation end when he abruptly retired in the third set

After the most volatile investigation by a tournament medic, the British number 1 signaled not only the end of his second round, but also of a deflating clay season in which he lost six of the eight games.

He was unsure afterwards if it would have much effect on his grass-court campaign, but it would in any case be wrong to expect too much from a player who has won only six main tournaments in the entire season.

The 24-year-old Yorkshireman is a better player than his 2019 record suggests, and it's hard to know how much of a factor his left knee has been, especially since he didn't seem to move so badly when he stopped.

He said: & # 39; I just wasn't happy with my knee. So I didn't feel it was clearly good to continue. I've been dealing with it for a while. So it's nothing new. It just had to manage it. The body fluctuates, different feelings, different pains. So sometimes you feel good, sometimes you don't. It is clear that your workload can influence this. So playing a long match the other day also has a bit of an impact. & # 39;

The British number 1 was behind Pablo Cuevas (UU) on Thursday, 7-6, 6-3, 2-1

The British number 1 was behind Pablo Cuevas (UU) on Thursday, 7-6, 6-3, 2-1

The British number 1 was behind Pablo Cuevas (UU) on Thursday, 7-6, 6-3, 2-1

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Edmund is one of the few home players who is able to run on Wimbledon and asked if the knee problem could keep him out of the championships. He replied: & # 39; I hope not. I will try everything I can. & # 39;

In best-of-five games it is the fourteenth time in a row that he has pushed no match more than three sets when he lost the first two.

On the evidence of recent weeks, Jo Konta and possibly Dan Evans are the best hope to preserve Wimbledon domestic interests.

Later Konta tries to become the first British woman since Jo Durie and Anne Hobbs reach the last 16 at Roland Garros in 1983 when she faces Viktoria Kuzmova.

After the game, Edmund was unsure whether his injury would affect his involvement in Wimbledon

After the game, Edmund was unsure whether his injury would affect his involvement in Wimbledon

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After the game, Edmund was unsure whether his injury would affect his involvement in Wimbledon

The world No. 46 from Slovakia has enough about her, and not just about big earth attacks and great service. She studies for a degree in international law and diplomacy and loves Shakespeare (in her native language).

Kuzmova, 21, is currently reading Hamlet for the fifth time, which contrasts a bit with some of her British colleagues, with the exception of Konta, who are constantly working on their social media accounts.

Although she is an enhancer on many fronts, this is her first time in a Grand Slam third round, so it's a good chance for the UK number 1 to make progress.

Serena Williams was much improved on Thursday by 6-3, 6-2 against Japanese Kurumi Nara and double Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka played her best clay game of the year to come back and beat the former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka 4 -6, 7-5, 6-3.

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