Wimbledon: Ruthless Jerzy Janowicz routs Britain's Kyle Edmund
Last Updated: 24/06/13 5:00pm
Kyle Edmund: No match for 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz
Kyle Edmund's Wimbledon debut proved to be disappointingly short as he crashed out 6-2 6-2 6-4 to Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in the opening round.
The 18-year-old showed brief glimpses of the skill that have seen him hyped as Britain's next big hope, but in all honesty he was no match for the 24th seed, himself talked of as an outsider to follow over the next two weeks.
Edmund fired down an ace on his first point, and then engineered a break point in the second game, but Janowicz saved it with a forehand that would go on to be his key shot.
He went on to break in the fifth and seventh games and wrapped up what turned into a one-sided set in only 24 minutes.
Edmund saved four break points early in the second set, but quickly went two breaks down again with Janowicz by now firing down serves faster than 135mph.
That pattern continued through to the end of the match, Edmund bravely saving four match points, but he simply had no answer to Janowicz's skill and power and eventually succumbed in only 87 minutes.
"He's such a big player, and he hits the ball really hard so if you're not on it 100 per cent, it's very tough," Edmund said.
"I don't think anyone wants to draw him first round because he's such a dangerous guy.
"But it was great to play on that court. My first Wimbledon, I couldn't ask for anything more. It's a day I'll never forget. It was a really good experience."