Italian Open: Kyle Edmund & Dan Evans lose but Cameron Norrie into second round

Cameron Norrie takes a shot at the Italian Open

Britain’s Cameron Norrie won through to the second round of the Italian Open but Kyle Edmund suffered his fourth straight first-round defeat.

Norrie, 23, beat Australia’s John Millman 3-6 6-3 6-4 and will face Croatia’s Borna Coric on Tuesday.

British number one Edmund lost 6-4 4-6 6-2 to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in Rome.

Ranked 14th in the world in October, Edmund is now down at 27th.

Since being knocked out in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last month, Edmund has lost in Monte Carlo, Munich, Madrid and Rome.

There was also defeat for Former British number two Dan Evans, 28, who lost 7-5 0-6 6-3 to Norway’s Casper Ruud.

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