Kyle Edmund at Wimbledon – RECAP

15:40 – That concludes FanaticHull’s coverage of Kyle Edmund. Join us tonight as Hall Road Rangers take on North Ferriby United at Haworth Park.

15:38 – Pundits evaluate Edmund

Henman: “I want to see more from Kyle and that’s a reflection because I think he’s a very good player.

“There are still areas that he can add to his game. He’s got such a big forehand but if he can look to move forward and finish the point at the net, then that will give him an extra dimension and put doubt into his opponent.

“He needs to express himself better and I think that will help with his overall belief.”

Becker: “Kyle needs to sort out his coaching situation and get a coaching team around him. There are weaknesses to his game but he’s only 22. He’s a great guy, a fighter and a competitor but he needs to improve the quality of his game.”

15:26 – Monfils reacts to win

“I think I was pretty solid. It was a tough battle and I’m very happy to win in straight sets. Kyle was playing at home and it’s never easy. He put up a great fight.”

15:23 – Game set and match for Gael Monfils, who beats East Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmond 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of Wimbledon. 


15:20 – Edmund holds 

Edmund shows some courage, holding his serve but he still trails 5-4 in the third.

15:17 – One game away 

Monfils now one game away from victory. He leads 5-3 in the third.

15:14 – Monfils breaks again 

Victory is in sight for the Frenchman now. He leads 4-3 after breaking Edmund again.

15:11 – All to do again

Monfils holds serve again in a game that was longer than it takes FanaticHull’s Jack to run 100m. Catch him at Hall Road tonight. 3-3 in the third.

15:03 – Monfils hits back 

Edmund mistakes creep in after promising opening to third set. He still leads 3-2 but Monfils up next on serve.

14:58 – Just another day at Wimbledon 


14:54 Game on?

Edmund takes a 3-0 lead in the third, holding serve again. Close it out, lad.

14:51 Quality stuff

Edmund with a stunning volley to break Monfils. What a shot and finally that extra bit of quality when it matters. He leads 2-0 in the third.

14:49 – Third set underway 

Edmund holds to take a 1-0 lead in the third.


Meanwhile over in the women’s game..

14:43 – Monfils takes the second set

Dominant service game from Monfils, who takes the second set 6-4. Edmund now trails 7-6, 6-4. He’s never come back from two sets down before.

14:40 – Monfils hits back 

The Frenchman hits back, holding serve and breaking Edmund again for a 5-4 lead. Definitely bad timing. He’ll now serve for the second set.

14:33 – Edmund holds 

Edmund now takes a 4-3 lead over Monfils in the second set. Great spirit shown from the East Yorkshire lad. Got the momentum, but now a change of ends. Bad timing?

14:30 – Edmund breaks

Edmund takes his opportunity, breaking back superbly. A roar from the crowd as they soak up the Wimbledon sun. Cloudy in Hull. Jealous? Yep. 3-3 in the second set.

14:28 – Back on track? 

Edmund holds his serve strongly, but Monfils still leads 3-2.

14:19 – Balls

Monfils breaks Edmund for a 2-1 lead in the second. Great stuff from the Frenchmen, but a long way back for the East Yorkshire lad now.

14:10 – Edmund responds 

Edmund, serving first in the second set, takes a 1-0 lead, holding to love.


14:04 – Monfils takes the first set 

A dominant tie break from Monfils sees him take the first set 7-6.

13:58 – Tie break it is

Edmund holds again to send the first set to a tie break. Best get Google out. 6-6.

13:52 – Monfils holds 

Monfils with another strong service game to take a 6-5 lead. Edmund serving to stay in the set.

13:49 – Quality increasing by the game

Some slick shots and rallies from both players. Entertaining as Edmund holds serve again. 5-5.

13:45 – Monfils holds 

The Frenchman manages to hold for a 5-4 lead. Best game of the set yet, but Edmund needs to capitalise on his oppurtunities.

13:43 – Come on Kyle

Edmund forces a third break point. This is a crucial game you sense. Still 4-4.

13:38 – Edmund forces break point 

Edmund forces a first and second break point. Come on. Still 4-4.


Pressure, so much pressure”

13:35 – Edmund responds 

Another strong service game from Edmund. Holding serve after some pressure from Monfils. 4-4.

13:32 – New balls please

The new balls are out, with Monfils leading 4-3. Edmund now on serve.

13:28 – First break point 

Edmund shows a first bit of quality to hold and save a first break point with a stunning back hand volley. Well played lad. 3-3.

13:25 – Serving games strong 

Solid serving games from both Monfils and Edmund. The latter hasn’t lost a point on serve yet. 2-2.

13:21 – Edmund holds first service game 

An impressive start from Edmund, who holds his first service game to love. 1-1.

13:19 – Monflis to open serve 

Edmund’s opponent Monfils will open serving on the first set. The Frenchman holds to take an early advantage. 1-0.

13:15 – Anyone for Strawberries and Cream? 

Kyle Edmund’s first ever match on Centre Court at Wimbledon is underway, and with that our Tennis novice commentary.


“If Boris and Tim were still playing..”

13:04pm – Boris has his say

Boris Becker, a former Wimbledon champion has also had his say on the East Yorkshire star.

“Edmund’s game is suited to grass. He has a big forearm and a big serve. You don’t have time to run around on grass so his return has to be good – that’s something he needs to work on.”

13:02pm – Henman praise 

Former British number one Tim Henman on Edmund: “I think he can become a much better player, and in rankings I think he’s got the potential to get into the top ten. He’s done very well. He looks to improve, he has a good attitude and he works hard. The key for him is to make that next big step. The higher you go though on that ladder the harder it is. He had a good first win at Wimbledon though.”

13:00pm – Building 

Edmund currently sits 50th in the World Rankings of Tennis. Not a bad stat for the 22-year-old considering there’s about 4 million players in the world.

12:59pm – Edmund’s Grand Slam Bests

Wimbledon: 2nd Round

Australian Open: 2nd Round

French Open: 3rd Round

US Open: 4th Round

12:58pm – Local Tennis star Kyle Edmund’s second round match at Wimbledon, the most pretigious tournament in Tennis, is about to get underway.

Throughout the match FanaticHull will be updating you on his progress against Gael Monfils in our first ever live blog.



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