“I just wasn’t happy with my knee. So I didn’t feel it was obviously right to carry on.”
Kyle Edmund has promised to do “everything” he can to be match for Wimbledon after exiting the French Open as a consequence of an ongoing knee damage.
Edmund was compelled out of this yr’s match at Roland Garros after retiring throughout his second-round match with Pablo Cuevas as a consequence of a recurrence of his left knee downside.
It was a curiously passive efficiency from Edmund as he misplaced the opening two units and, after going 2-1 down within the third, the British No 1 known as the physician. It was not instantly apparent what was fallacious however, after a prolonged chat, Edmund shook his head after which the hand of the Uruguayan.
The 24-year-old first suffered the issue on the finish of final season and pulled out of his closing occasion, the Paris Masters.
Edmund started his season as scheduled in Brisbane however suffered a shock loss to Yasutaka Uchiyama after which withdrew from the Sydney Worldwide.
Though he took to the courtroom on the Australian Open, he didn’t look absolutely match and was properly overwhelmed by Tomas Berdych earlier than taking a six-week break from the tour to attempt to get well from the issue.
However the concern would not seem to have dissipated and talking in his post-match press convention, Edmund mentioned: “I simply wasn’t proud of my knee. So I did not really feel it was clearly proper to hold on.
“I’ve been coping with it for fairly some time. So it is not something new. It is simply been having to handle it.”
Requested whether or not he might be a doubt for Wimbledon, Edmund mentioned: “Clearly I hope not.
“I’ll try and do everything I can. But it’s not like this is what you’ve got to do, this is how you’re going to get fixed, or this is the time.”
Edmund mentioned surgical procedure could be “the last resort”, including: “I don’t think it’s a big thing long term. But, when you’re playing professional tennis and the speed and the physicality that you play, if something is bugging you a little bit, it makes a little bit of a difference to your performance.”
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