In an all British matchup, it was Kyle Edmunds that came out the victor as he defeated former No. 1 Andy Murray at the Eastbourne International 6-4, 6,4.

In the first game of the set, Edmund struck the first blow right out of the gate by breaking Andy.  Murray could never return the favor and Edmund held the lead to take the set.

In the fifth game of the second set, Murray once again found himself in trouble facing more break points.  He was able to save three break chances but Edmund was finally able to capitalize on the fourth break point when Andy double faulted to give Kyle the game.  

Edmund ended up being too consistent for the rest of the set.  On match point, Murray came up to the net only to have Edmund send a passing shot for the victory.

Andy was coming off of his first win in almost a year when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in the first round on Monday.

Murray has been trying to comeback from hip surgery he had shortly after Wimbledon last year. Wednesday’s match was only his third since returning to tennis.

With being out for almost a year, Murray has plummeted in the rankings to where he is now ranked 156th.

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As far has his compatriot, Edmund has had his best year on the tour yet, reaching as high as 17th in the world and is the current British No. 1.  With the win he improves to 21-11 on the year and is hoping to win his first career title at Eastbourne.

Kyle will next face Kazakhstani Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarterfinals.

 

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