• Lucas Pouille is second-round opponent after beating Malek Jaziri
Kyle Edmund, the absurdly quiet man of tennis, might be ready to make some noise but solely with the “thwap” of his racket strings as he unleashes another withering forehand here this week and perhaps at the French Open starting on Sunday week. Even beating Novak Djokovic in Madrid a week ago to move into the top 20 for the first time failed to disturb his submarine‑level temperament. Unlike some others the young Yorkshireman has not had to learn quietude.
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Written by Kevin Mitchell in Rome
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/15/kyle-edmund-rome-british-number-one-clay-beat-novak-djokovic under the title “Kyle Edmund ready to calmly climb even higher after Novak Djokovic win”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.