Wimbledon | Edmund storms through to round two
Britain’s Kyle Edmund eased past Alex Bolt of Australia 6-2 6-3 7-5 with relative ease to reach the second round of Wimbledon.
Seeded 21 he beat Bolt in emphatic fashion, losing just five games in the opening two sets out on Court 1.
I thought today was a great experience for me being out on No. 1 court. To be on the court and playing is a great situation, a great feeling, especially when you win. I felt, yeah, I did a pretty good job. Kyle Edmund
Bolt could only muster two games in the opening set and just three in the second as Edmund dictated the play from the back of the court to take the first steps towards establishing his best results at Wimbledon. So far he hasn’t got past the second round.
The Australian, ranked 115, was outplayed in the opening two sets but did manage to get hold of his game and put up sterner opposition in the third hanging on to 5-all.
Edmund then mase the crucial break to go on and serve out with ease to record his second win at Wimbledon after an hour and 43-minutes.
Edmund, who will meet Japanese star Yuichi Sugita in the second round, said: “I’m really happy to get through. To get that out of the way is great. It was a tricky third set but it shows how well I was playing and thinking to come back there.”
But he was pleased with his performance. “You always want to do well at Wimbledon. There’s that buildup period where there’s always talking about it, how you’re feeling, are you confident. You get asked those questions. It’s just about going there and wanting to do well. When the time comes, it’s about producing.
“I thought today was a great experience for me being out on No. 1 court. To be on the court and playing is a great situation, a great feeling, especially when you win. I felt, yeah, I did a pretty good job.”