BRITISH number one Kyle Edmund insists there is no pressure on him at Queen's Club.

Edmund's first match since he limped out of the French Open last month with a knee injury is a first-round showdown with top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The knee problem has plagued the former Pocklington School student for some time, but the 24-year-old insists he is fit and ready for the grass court season.

Yet Edmund could not have a much tougher opening assignment than a meeting with up-and-coming Greek Tsitsipas, the world number six, at the Fever-Tree Championships.

He said: "It's obviously tough in terms of he's played a lot, and won a lot, this year but at the same time it's almost a very ideal situation where there's no pressure on me to do well. Almost everything is on him.

"I'm not expected to win or anything like that and I get support so there are positives.

"At the same time it's a tough match but they are all tough matches here. The nature of the tournament is so strong you very rarely get a first round where it's like, 'ooh, nice warm-up' or anything like that. They're all quite tough."

Edmund's Roland Garros retirement, at two sets down to Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in the second round, left a question mark over his participation at Queen's, as well as Wimbledon.

But he added: "Wimbledon is still two weeks away, I could have taken this week and next week off.

"Obviously I want to play this week and I feel like I'm in the best state to play. If I wasn't in this state to play, if I feel like I'm going on court going through the motions, I wouldn't play."