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Battle of the Brits: Kyle Edmund beats Andy Murray at Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon

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Battle of the Brits: Kyle Edmund beats Andy Murray at Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon
Kyle Edmund was in fine form as he beat Andy Murray (Picture: Getty)

Kyle Edmund beat Andy Murray in straight sets to progress to the quarter-finals at Eastbourne.

Murray continued his competitive return to action with an impressive win against three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka on Monday.

But the Scot was outplayed by new British one Edmund, suffering a 6-4 6-4 defeat.

Edmunds fine win ensures he becomes only the fifth British player to beat Murray and the first to do so in almost 12 years.

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Edmund, speaking on court, said: It was a bit of a tough match, mentally, playing Andy but I had to try to view it as another match.

Its always nice to come through like that. Ive looked up to Andy so much and hes looked after me and really been good for me so its a bit of a weird feeling.

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I was a bit nervous towards the end. To practice with him at the start was weird and to play with him was a bit funny. I think I played a reasonably solid match.

Battle of the Brits: Kyle Edmund beats Andy Murray at Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon
Murray was outplayed by Edmund (Picture: Getty)

Edmund, 23, will face face Kazakhstans Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals.

Earlier in the day, British number one Johanna Konta was beaten in three sets by top seed Caroline Wozniacki.

The 27-year-old lost 4-6 6-1 6-4 at the Nature Valley International in the final tournament before Wimbledon.

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