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Neck injury ends Kyle Edmund's US Open run

Neck injury ends US open run Credit: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

Kyle Edmund's US Open run ended in tears when he retired with a neck injury in his third-round match against Denis Shapovalov.

The 22-year-old from Beverley was Britain's lone singles representative in the last 32, winning the first set against 18-year-old Canadian prodigy Shapovalov at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

But Shapovalov fought back to level and Edmund's chance went when he appeared to hurt his neck in the fifth game of the third set. Clearly hampered, he did not win another game, pulling the plug in the fourth set with Shapovalov leading 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0.

It was Edmund's 10th match in 14 days after reaching the semi-finals of the Winston-Salem Open and his heavy schedule perhaps caught up him.

Shapovalov, meanwhile, becomes the youngest man to reach the fourth round of a grand slam since Marat Safin at the French Open in 1998 and has a great opportunity to go further in a wide open section of the draw.


Tough draw for Edmund at Wimbledon

Kyle Edmund - Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has been handed a difficult draw in the men's singles at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

The 21 year old will face Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the first round, but if he wins that, he's likely to come up against number one seed Novak Djokovic in the second. The Serb, who's the reigning champion, plays another Briton, James Ward, in the first round.


Beverley's Kyle Edmund to make Davis Cup debut for Great Britain

Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in the final against Belgium.

Edmund had been favourite to get the nod after winning a tournament on clay, which will be the surface for the tie in Ghent starting on Friday, two weeks ago.

And, barring a late change, the 20-year-old will play the opening match on Friday against Belgian number one David Goffin before Murray takes on Ruben Bemelmans.

Beverley's Kyle Edmund in top 150 players

Kyle Edmund Credit: Press Association

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has broken into the world's top 150 players for the first time after winning his first Challenger Tour title in Hong Kong.

While the attention of British tennis fans was focused on Andy Murray's efforts to claim the Australian Open crown, 20-year-old Edmund was celebrating a significant victory.

The Yorkshireman did not drop a set in his five matches at the second-tier event and was an impressive 6-1 6-2 winner over 89th-ranked Japanese player Tatsuma Ito in the final.

The victory helped Edmund climb 44 places in the rankings to 148 and continued his fine start to the season after he successfully came through three qualifying rounds at the Australian Open.

He said in the South China Morning Post: "He (Ito) is very experienced and I knew I had to take it to him and play my own game. Luckily, this was the best I played all week and it was ideal that it came in the final."

No British man won a Challenger title last season, with Edmund reaching his first final in his last event of the year in Yokohama before losing to Australian John Millman.

Edmund cemented his position as the British number three behind Murray, who has returned to the top four courtesy of his run in Melbourne, and world number 102 James Ward.

Edmund's form has also furthered his case to be named in Britain's Davis Cup team for next month's World Group clash with the United States in Glasgow.

First he will attempt to push his ranking closer to the top 100 and has headed back to Australia where he will play in this week's tournament in Burnie.

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