Britain’s Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open with a stomach injury before his match against Nick Kyrgios.

The Englishman, 20, had been scheduled to face the Australian 29th seed in the second round at 10:00 BST on Thursday.

However, a muscle problem has been exacerbated by playing four matches in seven days in Paris.

The world number 121 hopes to be fit in time to return at Queen’s Club next month.

Edmund came through three rounds of qualifying at Roland Garros before beating France’s Stephane Robert on Monday to claim his first main draw win at a Grand Slam.

Analysis

BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller:

“A scan on Wednesday in Paris persuaded Edmund and his advisers that it would be wise to cut short what has otherwise been a hugely encouraging ten days in the French capital.

“The fear is that had he played, and made the injury worse, then he might be in danger of missing the entire grass court season.

“Edmund’s decision means that Andy Murray will play Kyrgios in the third round, as long as he gets past Joao Sousa in his second round match on Thursday.”