Kyle Edmund losing streak continues after early Italian Open exit
Dan Evans also falls at first hurdle in Rome but British No 2 Cameron Norrie reaches second round
Last Updated: 13/05/19 10:16pm
Kyle Edmund has lost at the Italian Open - the fourth consecutive tournament in which he has failed in the opening round.
The British No 1 was beaten 6-4 4-6 6-2 by Fernando Verdasco on Monday.
He has consecutively been eliminated at the first hurdle in Marrakech, Monte Carlo, Madrid and now Rome.
British No 3 Dan Evans also had his campaign ended early. He was beaten 7-5 0-6 6-3 by Casper Ruud, the world No 76 from Norway.
But there was better news for Cameron Norrie, who came from a set down to progress to the second round.
Norrie, 23, beat John Millman 3-6 6-3 6-4 and will face Borna Coric after the world No 15 defeated Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-4.