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Problem-solver Edmund outlasts Murray to top Tim Henman Group, impressive singles debut for Peniston

  • 24/06/2020

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Get set for a sprint to the finish in the Tim Henman Group as Day 2 of the Schroders Battle of the Brits saw Kyle Edmund leading the group with a second win, over Andy Murray.

Edmund looked to be the stronger, physically towards the end of the longest match of the tournament so far, as he worked out the key to outlast the three-time Slam winner, who he still credits for taking him, and other players under his wing.

He said: “I just tried to hang in there and give myself a chance. Two tie-breaks took it in the end so just finding a way through it is the most pleasing thing.”

He continued: “Throughout the years he's been the senior figure so the guys who have been younger, he's always offered help, and you always remember that, always appreciate that.

“When you see someone offering to help you and they go through a tough time it's good to see them back and have some success.”

It will be a straight shoot out tomorrow evening for the semi-final spot between Murray and James Ward, who looked in very impressive form in his straight sets win over Liam Broady.

Ryan Peniston made his mark on his singles debut. More usually found on the Futures and the Challenger tour, he took the fight right to the British No. 3 Cameron Norrie, taking the first set, and with three matches already under his belt against the best British male players – it will be exciting to see how he takes back to the tour when it restarts.

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