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Bad-tampered Kyrgios falls to Edmund

7th August 2019, 10:55 by Chris Rivers

Kyle Edmund was able to stay calm to advance to round two of the Rogers Cup as opponent Nick Kyrgios lost his cool in Toronto.

The Australian headed to Canada in good form after winning the Citi Open in Washington last weekend but his bad habits came back to haunt him against Edmund as he spent much of the first set arguing with the chair umpire.

The 24-year-old was unhappy the unbranded white towel he had asked for hadn't be supplied and was eventually handed a court violation for obscenity following several spats.

Edmund was able to take advantage of his distracted opponent, serving 15 aces and never facing a break point as he wrapped up a comfortable 6-3 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with eighth seed Daniil Medvedev.

"It was obviously very tricky playing Nick... He's got a very good serve, probably one of the best on Tour. It's a mini battle in itself, trying to get that back," Edmund told the ATP Tour website. "I managed my game well, I served very well today. I thought I just controlled the points with balls in play. It was a really good win for me."

There was also success for another Brit against an Australian as Dan Evans defeated Alex de Minaur 6-4 7-6 as he booked a first-ever tour-level meeting with 18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.

However, it wasn't such a good day for Cameron Norrie as he came up shoty against 2017 Rogers Cup champion Alexander Zverev, the third seed advancing 7-6 6-4.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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