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Kyle Edmund beaten in Rome by Alex Zverev in thrilling taste of the future

The Guardian
Thursday 17 May 2018 21:35

Zverev beats British No 1 7-5, 7-6 (11)Konta loses 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to French Open championA week ago, the only question in tennis that mattered was: can anyone beat Rafael Nadal on clay this summer? He was rampant as of old, fit and fired again with ambition to crush all-comers on his favourite surface.Nadal won again in Rome on Thursday – easily – and then the communal gaze switched to Alex Zverev. On Sunday he beat Dominic Thiem, who had beaten Nadal in the Madrid quarter-finals two days earlier. Related: Furious Karolina Pliskova attacks tennis umpire's chair at Italian Open Related: Roger Federer turns back time at 36 but Andy Murray faces hard questions | Kevin Mitchell Related: Furious Karolina Pliskova attacks tennis umpire's chair at Italian Open Continue reading...

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