Kyle Edmund will take a leap into the unknown when he meets Fabio Fognini is the French Open third round.
Edmund has never played Fognini, the fiery Italian clay-court specialist who took Andy Murray to four sets at Wimbledon last year.
British No 1 Edmund booked his place in the last 32 with a 6-0, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
Kyle Edmund is preparing to take on Italian Fabio Fognini in the third round of the French OpeniPhone transfer software
Edmund progressed on clay on Thursday beating Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in four sets
Fognini, a clay court specialist, has never faced Edmund ahead of the Roland Garros meeting
He said: 'It will be a very tough match, for sure. He plays very well on this surface. He's had some really good results. He's beaten Rafael Nadal.
'In terms of the match-up, I'll speak to my