Kyle Edmund knocked out in straight sets by Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils v Kyle Edmund 7-6 6-4 6-4

Kyle Edmund knocked out in straight sets by Gael Monfils

Britain’s Kyle Edmund suffered a straight-sets defeat to Gael Monfils in the second round of Wimbledon.

Edmund started the match well, forcing his enigmatic French opponent to a tie-break in the first set.

But Monfils took it and then eased to a 6-4 second set win.

The big-hitting Edmund threw everything at Monfils at the start of the third set, racing into a 3-0 lead with a break of serve, producing a standard of tennis that thrilled a partizan crowd.

However, Monfils hit back, with the 15th-seed won five games on the bounce before serving out for a 7-6 6-4 6-4 win.

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