Edmund retires hurt as Watson is beaten

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund reached round two of the French Open last year

Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund retired hurt from his first-round match at the Nice Open, casting doubt over his place at the French Open.

World number 84 Edmund, 21, took the first set 7-5 against German Alexander Zverev but hurt his ankle and retired after losing the second set 7-5.

The French Open begins on Sunday.

British number two Heather Watson, 23, lost 6-3 0-6 6-1 to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in the first round at the Internationaux de Strasbourg.

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