China Open: British number two Kyle Edmund wins opener in Beijing

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund booked his place in the main draw with a straight-sets qualifying win over Evgeny Donskoy

Kyle Edmund is through to the second round of the China Open following a straight-sets win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

The British number two took an hour and five minutes to seal a 6-3 6-2 victory over the world number 73 in Beijing.

In the next round he faces another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat John Millman 6-4 3-6 6-3.

Edmund, 21, could face British number one and top seed Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

Scot Murray, ranked number two in the world, faces Italian Andreas Seppi in his opening match on Tuesday.

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