Kyle Edmund once again failed at the early round of a tournament and this time it was at the Italian Open. This is his 4th consecutive first-round exit from a tournament.
The British no. 1 Edmund lost to Fernando Verdasco by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2 on Monday.
He has been exiting out of the tournaments in a row with the tournaments being Marrakech Open, Monte Carlo Masters, Madrid Open and now the Italian Open in Rome.
His fellow countrymen, the British no. 3 Dan Evans also suffered an early exit as he got defeated by Casper Rudd in the fits round match by 7-5, 0-6 and 6-3.
Casper Rudd is the Norwegian player who is currently ranked world no. 76.
However, there was better news for Great Britain from Cameron Norrie who managed to win his match against John Millman.
The 23 years old Norrie won his match by 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4 and is now set to face Borna Coric who defeated world rank no. 15 the Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime by 6-7, 6-3, and 6-4.