Kyle Edmund’s recent struggles continued as he fell to a dismal defeat to world number 82 Denis Kudla in the first round of the Munich Open.
The British number one has struggled this year after making a real impression in 2018, and was relatively easily dismissed 6-4, 6-3 by Kudla.
Edmund was the tournament’s fifth seed, but won just 59% of his service points compared to the American’s 88%.
The result continues his poor form on clay this season after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Marrakech and Diego Schwartzman in Monte Carlo.
In Estoril, Frances Tiafoe overcame Mikhail Kukushkin, and Leonardo Mayer, who came close to upsetting Rafael Nadal in Barcelona, registered an impressive win over Monte Carlo Masters finalist Dusan Lajovic.
Bernard Tomic continues to be plagued by wild inconsistency, though, losing 6-3, 6-0 to John Millman.
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