Stefanos Tsitsipas too good for Kyle Edmund as Marin Cilic and Kevin Anderson also exit

Stefanos Tsitsipas backhand PA

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas ended British interest at Queen’s Club on Thursday as he beat Kyle Edmund in straight sets while defending champion Marin Cilic and Kevin Anderson were also dumped out.

In a match that started on Wednesday, Tsitsipas was leading 6-3, 3-3 when play was called off due to rain, but he finished the job in the morning as he secured a 6-3, 7-5 win.

Edmund, who joins Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, James Ward and Jay Clarke on the exit list, managed to save six match points, but the Greek eventually got over the line in one hour and 25 minutes.

Tsitsipas will face Jeremy Chardy for a place in the quarter-final.

Fifth seed Cilic crashed out as he went down 6-4, 6-4 against Diego Schwartzman as the Argentine claimed only his third career win on grass.

Second seed Anderson, who finished runner-up to Andy Murray in 2015, was another early casualty as the South Africa went down 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 against Frenchman Gilles Simon.

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