Kyle Edmund ready to face Australian teenager Alex de Minaur at French Open

Kyle Edmund did not have to do too much swotting up on his first opponent at the French Open – he beat him three weeks ago.

The British No 1 gets his Roland Garros campaign underway against Australian teenager Alex de Minaur on Tuesday.

Edmund, seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam, beat de Minaur 6-2 7-5 on the clay of Estoril earlier this month in what now appears the perfect dress rehearsal for their Paris meeting.

“I practised with him probably three or four times before I played with him in Estoril, so I knew what to expect there,” said Edmund.

“The Estoril match was my only match against him. I felt like I played pretty well there.

“But of course his game is very energetic. He obviously has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls.

“He’s not going to give points to you cheaply. I always felt like you’re going to be in the rallies against him.

“He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor.”

Edmund has been carrying the hopes of British men’s tennis for almost a year in the absence of Andy Murray, and his hard work has paid off with a ranking of 17 in the world.

“I know I’m improving and I’ve had some good results, but you want to see improvement of the rankings as well,” he added.

“It’s nice to have some results to show that.”

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