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French Open; Kyle Edmund retires from the tournament

British no. 1 Kyle Edmund was forced to retire from his 2nd round match at the French Open leaving only Johanna Konta as the sole Briton playing in the singles draw.

Edmund had to endure very troubling few months due to injury and illness and now his two-day lasting first round match against Jeremy Chardy took quite a toll on him.

 

Edmund produced a subpar performance during the first two sets as he was trailing by 7-6, 6-3, and 2-1 before he called the doctor.




It was not clear to the audience as to what was wrong there but after a long chat, finally Edmund shook his head and the match was called off.

Edmund has been trying his hand for the last three years to make it to the third round of the French Open but he was up against world rank no. 47 Cuevas who happens to be a  specialist at clay court.

With Edmund’s withdrawal, Cuevas will now face Dominic Thiem in the 3rd round match.

Thiem, the Australian native player was able to reach the 3rd round by defeating Alexander Bublik by6-3, 6-7, 6-3 and 7-5. Thiem who is seen as the only player right now to give a tough time to players like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at French Open was troubled greatly in the first 2 sets of his match.

As for Novak Djokovic, he had to face no trouble at all as he brushed away his opponent, lucky loser Henri Laaksonen by 6-1, 6-4, and 6-3.

Djokovic will now face the Italian qualifier of the tournament Salvatore Caruso who surprisingly managed to defeat the 26th seeded Gilles Simon.

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