French Open: Fognini beats Kyle Edmund to reach last 16 at Roland Garros

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 02, 2018, 07.49 PM (IST)

Italian Tennis player Fabio Fognini survived a five-set thriller against British number one Kyle Edmund to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.  

Edmund lost 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 in a fluctuating contest with the 18th seed at Roland Garros.

Edmund's level also fluctuated throughout the three-hour 34 minute contest in which both players needed medical timeouts.

The 23-year-old Edmund has reached his first Grand Slam semi-final and broken into the world's top 20 for the first time this year.

But the 16th seed could not break new ground on his preferred surface.

Fognini, 31, will play either Croatian third seed Marin Cilic or American Steve Johnson in the fourth round.