Murray all set to make his big SW19 call
Andy Murray suffered a straight-sets defeat to Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne yesterday as the two-time Wimbledon champion continued to build his fitness after 11 months out.
Edmund has succeeded Murray as British number one during the Scot's lengthy injury-enforced absence, and the 23-year-old's growing authority was clear throughout a 6-4 6-4 victory in the second round of the Nature Valley International.
Murray then refused to commit to competing at SW19 from Monday, and against Edmund he showed little that would equip him for up to five sets against some of the world's best.
"It was a bit of a tough match, mentally, playing Andy," said Edmund.
"I've looked up to him so much, and he's looked after me over the years.
"It's a little bit strange to beat him," he added with a laugh.