Queen's 2017: Kyle Edmund loses to Denis Shapovalov in first round

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2017 Aegon Championships
Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 19-25 June
Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online daily

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset British number two Kyle Edmund with a terrific performance on day one of the Aegon Championships in London.

Shapovalov, 18, won 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 at Queen’s Club and goes on to face Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych.

This was the biggest win of the Wimbledon junior champion’s burgeoning career, and a setback for Edmund, 22.

The Briton is ranked 146 places higher than Shapovalov at 47th and reached the quarter-finals at Queen’s last year.

“It’s definitely one of the biggest wins,” the Canadian wildcard told BBC Sport.

“Kyle is an unbelievable player.

“It’s just incredible, the feelings I have being able to play on Centre Court like this in front of thousands of people and against such a great player.”

More to follow.



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