Kyle Edmund crashes out of Australian Open with Tomas Berdych's first round defeat in straight sets

Kyle Edmund crashes out of Australian Open with Tomas Berdych's first round defeat in straight sets

  • Kyle Edmund lost Tomas Berdych on Monday 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 without a job
  • Berdych has pedigree in this tournament – a semi-finalist in 2014 and 2015
  • A defeat for Edmund means he will now be the top 20 in the world in the rankings

Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Kyle Edmund will tumble out of the top 20 of the world after his extended defeat of Australian Open in the hands of Tomas Berdych in the first round.

The British No. 1 lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-0, 7-5.

Berdych was always a dangerous, unstressed opponent for Edmund, because he was semi-finalist here in 2014 and 2015.

British male hope in the Australian Open took a dent with Kyle Edmund's first round exit

British male hope in the Australian Open took a dent with Kyle Edmund's first round exit

Tomas Berdych proved too good for Edmund when he beat him in straight sets on Monday

Tomas Berdych proved too good for Edmund when he beat him in straight sets on Monday

Tomas Berdych proved too good for Edmund when he beat him in straight sets on Monday

The 33-year-old acknowledges the Australian Open crowd after his victory over Edmund

The 33-year-old acknowledges the Australian Open crowd after his victory over Edmund

The 33-year-old acknowledges the Australian Open crowd after his victory over Edmund

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