Fernando Verdasco thrashes all the hopes of Britain as he knocked out Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships 2019. The Spaniard defeated the Britisher after trailing in the first two sets in a marathon five-setter 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 4-6.
The first set was quite an equal one till 5-4 as both the player held their serve. Verdasco was serving to stay in the set when Kyle Edmund broke him and conquered the set 6-4.
The two exchanged breaks earlier in the second set. However, it was Fernando Verdasco who broke back to get a lead of 2-1. The two held their service games in the following 2 games. The Britisher then broke Verdasco to level the set at 3-3. Kyle Edmund then won the second set 6-4 in a similar fashion when Verdasco was serving to stay in the set at 5-4.
It looked like the British No. 1 player will cruise through the match as he earned a break in the second game of the third set. However, the Spaniard fought hard to break back in the fifth game. The set then went on till the tiebreaker. It was Verdasco who conquered the tiebreaker 7-3 to win the third set.
“Britain’s no.1 Kyle Edmund….” pic.twitter.com/Vqdu3RDx6a
— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 3, 2019
Beating Kyle Edmund in 5 sets after trailing by two sets would not compensate for the immensely painful 2013 #Wimbledon QF loss to Andy Murray, but it would certainly make Fernando Verdasco feel better.
Let's watch this fifth set, shall oui?
— Matt Zemek (@mzemek) July 3, 2019
Kyle Edmund slipped on the court which caused slight problems in his knee as he got some treatment in the opening game of the fourth set. However, Verdasco carrying his momentum broke Kyle Edmund in his opening service game. The Brit then broke back in the following game. The Spaniard then served for the fourth set as he from Edmund at 4-3. The 35-year-old leveled back the match as he won the fourth set 6-3.
The comeback king, Fernando Verdasco earned an early lead in the final set as he broke the Brit in the 3rd game. Both the players held their serve till the end of the set with Fernando Verdasco winning a thrilling five-setter after capturing the fifth set 6-4.
Fernando Verdasco will face Thomas Fabbiano in the third round of the Championships 2019.
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