Kyle Edmund reaches French Open third round at Roland Garros

BBC Sport:  

British number one Kyle Edmund moved into the French Open third round by beating Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-0 1-6 6-2 6-3 in a strange match.

Edmund, seeded 16th, raced to the opening set in just 27 minutes against the world number 45.

Fucsovics looked a different player as he took the second set quickly, before momentum swung back to Edmund in the third.

Edmund edged a tight fourth set to seal victory.

The Briton will next play Italy’s Fabio Fognini, a clay-court specialist who has beaten 16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal twice on his favoured surface.

Reaching the last 32 equals Edmund’s best performance at Roland Garros, where he lost against South African Kevin Anderson in a third-round epic last year.

Bettering his record in Paris will be another notable landmark in a year which has already seen him reach the Australian Open semi-finals – his first appearance in the last four of a Grand Slam – and climb into the world’s top 20 for the first time.

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