October 20, 2021


Kyle Edmund withdraws from US Open with persistent knee problem

English number three Kyle Edmund has removed from the US Open. The 26-year-old is as yet not fit in the wake of going through a medical procedure on an industrious knee issue in March.

Edmund, an Australian Open semi-finalist in 2018, has not played a serious match since losing in the first round of qualifying in Vienna last October. He has along these lines descended the rankings from a lifelong high of 14 and is presently outside the world’s best 100, at 102.The American Denis Kudla has supplanted Edmund in the fundamental draw at Flushing Meadows, the United States Tennis Association reported. The US Open starts on Monday 28 August with Britain’s Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and the previous top dog Andy Murray in the men’s field.Meanwhile Johanna Konta was beaten in the first round of the – Western and Southern Open by the Australian Open semi‑finalist – Karolina Muchova notwithstanding winning the main set. Konta lost 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in 2hr 27min to end her seven‑match winning run, which contained her Nottingham title in June and third‑round run in Montreal last week, where she pulled out before her third round match with a knee injury.

Muchova, who persevered through a shock first-round rout in Montreal against Oceane Dodin, additionally came to the – second round in Cincinnati on her introduction last year.

The three-times Western and – Southern Open second place Simona Halep conquered injury, downpour and a discontinuously great Magda Linette to seal her first success since May 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in 2hr 10min. The No 12 seed had been out for 90 days with a calf injury.

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