British tennis player Kyle Edmund could not overcome the barrier of the first round of the Australian Open, losing in three sets to Czech Tomas Berdych – 3/6, 0/6, 5/7.
For 1 hour and 42 minutes of the fight, the 14th racket of the world, 24-year-old Edmund, made four aces and three double faults. 33-year-old Tomas, who is in 57th place in the ATP rating, recorded five breaks and 12 aces, having made a mistake once.
Czech increased the lead in personal meetings of players – 2: 0. In the second round of the tournament, Berdych will play against Dutchman Robin Haase, who defeated Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – 7/5, 6/4, 7/5.