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Gaël Monfils - Kyle Edmund
Wimbledon men - 6 July 2017

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Gaël Monfils and Kyle Edmund live with Eurosport. The match starts at 22:00 on 6 July 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - EDMUND 6-7 4-6 4-6 MONFILS. La Monf sees off the British No.2 in straight sets. The French No.15 seed served it out to love in two hours and 12 minutes. Edmund had some chances, but lacked consistency when it mattered, leaking some errors at key moments. Monfils will now meet Sugita or Mannarino in round three.

Gael Monfils of France celebrates during the Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2017 in London, Eng
 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 4-5 MONFILS. Edmund poses the serve-out question with a hold to 15.

 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 3-5 MONFILS. La Monf makes it five games in a row, firing down two aces and some big serves as he backs up the break with a love hold. Edmund now serving to stay in it...

Gaël Monfils
 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 3-3 MONFILS. Massive for Monfils, more frustration for Edmund. The Brit has an opening at 0-30 and 30-40 but can't find a way through. He presses the Frenchman to a trio of deuces before the No.15 seed finally prevails.

 

BREAK! - EDMUND 6-7 4-6 3-2 MONFILS. Edmund loses composure to let Monfils back in. Three quickfire unforced errors do the damage and the Brit takes his seat under an umbrella with a disconsolate expression on his face.

 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 3-1 MONFILS. Edmund threatens the double break, but Monfils rallies from deuce as he follows up a powerhouse ace with a scorching forehand up the line.

 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 3-0 MONFILS. A hugely important hold for Kyle. Centre Court starting to re-energise as they get behind the home-grown youngster.

 

BREAK! - EDMUND 6-7 4-6 2-0 MONFILS. Lifeline? Edmund shows a lovely, cute touch at the net turn Monfils' smile upside down to break in style. It's a long, long way back - but it's a start...

 

EDMUND 6-7 4-6 1-0 MONFILS. How Edmund must wish he'd produced such an authoritative hold at 4-4 in the second set. He gets on the board with solid serving, but it's always a different story when the 'business-end' pressure isn't on.

 

SET! - EDMUND 6-7 4-6 MONFILS. Superb from Monfils. He rattles through a love hold to grab the two-set lead, thundering down an ace to conclude. Hard to see a way back for Kyle from here.

Gaël Monfils
 

BREAK! - EDMUND 6-7 4-5 MONFILS. A shocker from Edmund as he leaks cheap errors to pretty much gift Monfils the break at a vital point in the set. The No.15 seed will now serve for the set.

 

EDMUND 6-7 4-4 MONFILS. With the crowd up and urging Edmund, a strong service game is required - and Monfils duly delivers.

 
 

EDMUND 6-7 4-3 MONFILS. Edmund has got his mojo flowing again. He roars to a love hold to grab the scoreboard advantage. A massive couple of minutes for the Brit.

Kyle Edmund of Great Britain celebrates during the Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Gael Monfils of France on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2017 in London, Engl
 

BREAK! - EDMUND 6-7 3-3 MONFILS. Brilliant from Edmund! From out of nowhere he flips a switch to snare triple break point. Monfils saves one, but a stonking return sets up a venomous crosscourt backhand pass to claim the break back.

 

EDMUND 6-7 2-3 MONFILS. A 30-0 lead evaporates to 30-30, but Edmund responds well to ensure his slump isn't terminal in terms of this set... yet.

 

EDMUND 6-7 1-3 MONFILS. Gael easily backs up the break and looks firmly in charge now as Edmund's level begins to dip.

 

BREAK! - EDMUND 6-7 1-2 MONFILS. A real body blow for Edmund. His big serve malfunctions and he's put under serious pressure. Monfils passes up three BPs before finally making it count on the fourth.

 

SET! - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-2 PAVLASEK. Too good. Novak serves it out to 15 as he looks to end a routine day at the office with an early dart!

 

EDMUND 6-7 1-1 MONFILS. Not quite as ruthless from Monfils, but he will take it as he tries to maintain his focus and consistency. It's not something that has really come naturally to him throughout his career.

 

EDMUND 6-7 1-0 MONFILS. The perfect way to put the disappointment behind you; Edmund holds to love to kick off Set 2 in style.

 

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SET! - EDMUND 6-7 MONFILS. The No. 15 seed marauds through the breaker by a 7-1 scoreline. Disappointment for the Brit who contributed many positives to a tight first set lasting 52 minutes.

 

TB UPDATE: EDMUND 6-6 MONFILS. It's 5-1 to Monfils at the change of ends. Tall order for the Brit now.

 

EDMUND 6-6 MONFILS. Edmund survives a wobble from 30-0 up to book a spot in the TB. Good composure from the world No. 50.

 

EDMUND 5-6 MONFILS. Gael romps to a hold to 15. Good focus from the seeded player. Pressure back on Edmund now as he tries to force the tie break.

Gaël Monfils - Wimbledon 2017
 

EDMUND 5-5 MONFILS. Edmund has a nervy moment at 15-30 as he serves to stay in the set, but responds with a trio of points to seize the game.

 

EDMUND 4-5 MONFILS. The Frenchman comes under real pressure in a game lasting 10 minutes. He's forced to fend off three break points and eventually survives as Edmund fails to show enough conviction in the truly significant moments.

 
Kyle Edmund of Great Britain serves during the Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Alex Ward of Great Brition on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2017 in London, Englan
 

EDMUND 4-4 MONFILS. Edmund finds his serving rhythm once more and it helps him to a much more routine hold as he remains toe to toe with the French maverick.

 

EDMUND 3-4 MONFILS. No such problems for Monfils who continues to keep Kyle's attack at bay with relative ease. He holds to 15.

 

EDMUND 3-3 MONFILS. A big test for Edmund as his honeymoon period on serve comes to an end. He faces BP but finds some big deliveries to get out of trouble and move level.

 

EDMUND 2-3 MONFILS. Whatever you can do.... Monfils responds with his own perfect hold. A battle of the big serves so far.

 

EDMUND 2-2 MONFILS. Two love holds for Edmund and we are all square.

 

EDMUND 1-2 MONFILS. The serves are on top early doors. Monfils cruises through his second with the minimum of fuss.

 

EDMUND 1-1 MONFILS. The big serve and thumping forehand do the trick as Kyle speeds to a love hold. That should help settle any lingering nerves!

 

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EDMUND 0-1 MONFILS. The Frenchman's power sees him through to 30. A solid start for him. A few nerves on show from Edmund who will be hoping to rise to the occasion on his Centre Court bow.

 

The is the first meeting between these two players with Monfils serving first.

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Next up on Centre Court, it's the British No.2, Kyle Edmund against No.15 seed, Gael Monfils.

Kyle Edmund of Great Britain looks on during a break in play during the Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Alex Ward