Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses in first round

Kyle Edmund

British number two Kyle Edmund lost in the first round of the Italian Open as qualifier Marco Cecchinato fought back to win 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-2.

Edmund, 25, made a strong start by winning the first set in Rome and was tied at 3-3 before rain suspended play.

When the action resumed, 27-year-old Cecchinato won the tie-break to take the match to a decider.

The Italian broke Edmund in the first game of the third set and never looked back as he secured victory.

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BBC Sport – Tennis

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