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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.



Andy Murray heaps praise on Kyle Edmund for Davis Cup heroics

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has heaped praise on Beverley's tennis ace Kyle Edmund after he was instrumental in helping Great Britain reach the semi finals of the Davis Cup.

Tennis ace Kyle Edmund in action Credit: Press Association

The 21 year old dominated proceedings in both of his singles ties over the course of the weekend, clinching victory against Serbia with a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic yesterday.

After the match Murray said he saw no reason why Edmund could not make it to the very top of the game.

Kyle Edmunds called up for Team GB tennis squad for Rio

Kyle Edmunds Credit: Reuters

Beverley's Kyle Edmunds has been added to the list of names who will represent Team GB at tennis in the Rio Olympics.

The 21-year-old joins the squad with Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson, who were already selected.

Dom Inglot, who, along with Edmunds, was part of the Great Britain team who won the Davis Cup last year, has also been given a berth as has 31-year-old Colin Fleming.

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