Kyle Edmund’s hopes of success at the Queen’s Club were ended with a straight-sets defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 24-year-old British number one went into the game facing an uphill battle as bad weather suspended play on Wednesday with top seed Tsitsipas leading 6-3 3-3.
And Edmund was unable to turn things around in his favour as his 20-year-old Greek opponent finally claimed the second set 7-5, winning the match on his seventh match point.
Tsitsipas will now face Jeremy Chardy later on Thursday in his second-round tie, while Edmund, who was making his competitive return from the knee injury which forced him to retire from the French Open earlier this month, will continue his preparations for Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, Croatia’s defending champion and fifth seed Marin Cilic crashed out 6-4 6-4 to Queen’s Club debutant Diego Schwartzman, while second seed Kevin Anderson lost 6-1 4-6 6-4 to France’s Gilles Simon.