Edmund wins battle of the British to dispatch his countryman Norrie

Kyle Edmund wins battle of the British to dispatch his countryman Cameron Norrie and book Eastbourne quarter-final with another Brit in Dan Evans

  • Kyle Edmund dispatched Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 31 minutes
  • The British No 1 therefore beat the British No 2 to book a tie with British No 3
  • Play was suspended in the first set but Edmund managed to see out the win
  • Evans beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert to book his own place in Eastbourne QFs

In the battle between the British No 1 and No 2, Kyle Edmund strolled to victory as he dismissed Cameron Norrie to set up an Eastbourne quarter-final with Dan Evans.

Edmund won 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 31 minutes, though the match was overshadowed by a lengthy stoppage when a spectator took ill in the stands on Centre Court.

Play was suspended shortly before 5.30pm, when Norrie was trailing 5-2 and about to serve to stay in the first set, and did not get back underway until 6.20pm.

Kyle Edmund was in fine form to dispatch his fellow Brit Cameron Norrie in Eastbourne

British No 1 Edmund (right) beat British No 2 Norrie in straight sets and will face Dan Evans next

Edmund broke Norrie immediately then saw out the win but he will not have it easy against Evans, who is chasing a third grass-court title in as many weeks.

Fresh from his triumphs in Surbiton and Nottingham, Evans won 6-3, 7-5 against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the Frenchman who will partner Andy Murray in the doubles at Wimbledon.

Speaking afterwards about facing a compatriot, British No 3 Evans said: ‘It’s great. It’s good to see so many Brits in the main draw here, singles and doubles.

‘Hopefully we will have a good match. You’ve got to fight all the time. I feel good.’

Edmund (pictured) won’t have it easy against Evans, who is chasing a third title in three weeks

Evans celebrates after securing his passage to the Eastbourne quarter-finals on Wednesday




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