Kyle Edmund comfortably progressed to the French Open third round
The 22-year-old had expected to face no. 12 seed and home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning his first-round match, but Olivo lit up Roland Garros over two days to cause one of the many upsets of this year’s tournament.
And the world no. 91 even broke Edmund in his very first game – only for the Beverley-based 22-year-old to put his foot down and bash out a 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 victory in just 2hr and 2 minutes.
For most of the match, Olivo was forced way back behind the base-line as Edmund showed maturity belying his tender age to take the game to the Argentine.
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Edmund had a chance to serve for the first set, but having failed to hold still had the nerve to break back and get a crucial toe-hold in the match.
The second and third sets were more straightforward, with Olivo visibly tiring till he finally succumbed with a weak shot which led to some trademark fist-pumping from the world no. 49.