KYLE Edmund is confident that he can make an impact at Wimbledon, despite his patchy form in his home Grand Slam.

The 23-year-old, who is not only seeded there for the first time but is also the British No 1, said ahead of a meeting with Australian qualifier Alex Bolt tomorrow: "I feel like I've played my best grass-court tennis this year and that gives me good confidence.

"I won't get too ahead of myself - you always have to earn your victory. I'm always keeping that in mind but I'm doing my best to be positive and be in a good head space."

The former Pocklington pupil, who is seeded 22 in the men's singles, has the British No 1 honour because two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is in the early stages of a comeback from hip trouble.

Edmund, who grew up in the village of Tickton, near Beverley, beat Murray 6-4, 6-4 last week at Eastbourne only to then lose to world No 90 Mikhail Kukushkin.

The Briton, who has a prospective third-round meeting with former champion Novak Djokovic, has banked only one victory in five attempts at Wimbledon, and that was against British wild card Alex Ward 12 months ago.