Unfazed Kyle Edmund has clash with Novak Djokovic in his sights | Kevin Mitchell

The British No 1, who begins his Wimbledon campaign against the Australian qualifier Alex Bolt on Tuesday, is scheduled to meet the former champion in the third round

Kyle Edmund does not need reminding of his poor record at Wimbledon but, having risen to 18th in the world, he is a different beast this summer to the one who lost against Gaël Monfils in three sets a year ago, his fifth defeat in six appearances in the main draw since his debut in 2013.

Through circumstance and his own efforts, the 23-year-old Yorkshireman this time is contending as British No 1 – the first time Andy Murray has not held that honour since 2006 – and he will be hugely disappointed in himself if he does not easily account for the Australian qualifier Alex Bolt on Tuesday.

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