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Wimbledon | Edmund storms through to round two

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.”






About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

1 Comment

  1. Edna Williams

    Fabulous game. A well deserved win . Pat Cash even said he has a brilliant opportunity here at Wimbledon and he van see him winning grand slams . I love to watch him play as much as I love Andy Murray. X

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