British youngster Kyle Edmund crashed out in the first round of the Chennai Open as he lost in straight sets against No.5 seed Vasek Pospisil.

The 18-year-old Yorkshireman lost 3-6, 5-7 to the Canadian but battled hard and showed glimpses of greatness during the match.

The British No.5 is touted as one of tennis' future greats and his being granted a wildcard into the tournament shows that he is already knocking at the door of the top tier of the game.

Edmund is currently 374th in the Mens' singles rankings and has already competed at a Major: the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

On that occasion, he was knocked out in the first round by No.24 Jerzy Janowicz.

On the junior tour, he reached the semi-finals of the respective Wimbledon and US Open junior events. He even won the mens' doubles in the French Open and US Open junior events.

He will be hoping that this early senior experience will benefit him in the future.


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