Kyle Edmund withdraws from French Open through injury

By Piers NewberyBBC Sport at Roland Garros
Kyle Edmund
Edmund overcame Robert 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 in a thrilling first-round encounter

Britain's Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open with a stomach injury before his match against Nick Kyrgios.

The Englishman, 20, had been scheduled to face the Australian 29th seed in the second round at 10:00 BST on Thursday.

"To avoid making the injury worse I have withdrawn to recover and prepare for the grass," Edmund tweeted.external-link

The world number 121, who played four matches in seven days in Paris, hopes to return at Queen's Club next month.

Edmund came through three rounds of qualifying at Roland Garros before beating France's Stephane Robert on Monday to claim his first main draw win at a Grand Slam.

BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller:
"A scan on Wednesday in Paris persuaded Edmund and his advisers that it would be wise to cut short what has otherwise been a hugely encouraging ten days in the French capital.
"The fear is that had he played, and made the injury worse, then he might be in danger of missing the entire grass court season.
"Edmund's decision means that Andy Murray will play Kyrgios in the third round, as long as he gets past Joao Sousa in his second round match on Thursday."
Archive: Edmund speaking after his victory over Robert