Eastbourne Day Four: Edmund too good for Murray

Zuzanna Marciniak concludes day four at the Nature Valley International, where Kyle Edmund beat his compatriot Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki ended British hopes as she defeated Johanna Konta.

Kyle Edmund became the fifth British player to ever beat Andy Murray and the first one to do it in almost 12 years, as he secured a straight-set win over the former world number one, 6-4 6-4. He now plays Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarterfinals.

Edmund looked focused and confident throughout the match and let the nerves take control of him only once, when he was 5-2 up in the second set serving for the match.

‘’It was a tough match mentally, playing Andy, but it always is nice to come through like that. I’ve looked up to him so much and he’s looked after me so it is a bit of a weird feeling. I was nervous towards the end but it is good to come through for me,’’ said Edmund in his post-match interview.

Edmund joined Cameron Norrie in the last eight, who defeated his fellow countryman Jay Clarke, 6-4 6-3, earlier today. He will now play Lukas Lacko who stunned top seeded player, Diego Schwartzman in three sets.

World number 2 Caroline Wozniacki, ended Joanna Konta’s dreams of claiming her first title in front of her home crowd, by defeating the Brit 4-6 6-1 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes. This is the Dane’s second win on grass this season, as she chose not to play any other events ahead of Wimbledon.

‘’I think I play really well on grass so I don’t see a reason why winning Wimbledon wouldn’t be achievable for me. But to get there you need to win seven matches and it’s a long way. I start with the first match and then go from there,’’ said Wozniacki at a press conference when asked about her thoughts on Wimbledon which starts on Monday 2nd July.

 

Edited by Menelik Ford

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