Kyle Edmund reaches last eight of Brisbane International
Edmund will face top-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov next
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 04/01/18 4:11pm
Kyle Edmund beat Chung Hyeon in three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International as he continues to fly the flag for Britain in Australia.
The 22-year-old was on court for two hours and 40 minutes in beating the South Korean 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-4.
Separated by just eight spots in the world ranking, Edmund edged a tight opening set in a tie-break, which failed to yield a single break of serve.
The Brit saved a break point in game 11 before reeling off six straight points in the tie-break from 1-3 down.
Edmund then failed to capitalise on an early break in the second set, before winning an equally close decider.
He broke in game seven, before missing out on two match points in the ninth, but served out to 15 to book his spot in the last eight.
The world No 50 will now face defending champion Grigor Dimitrov for a place in the last four after the No 1 seed came through a tough test against John Millman.
The Australian wildcard won the opening set before Dimitrov took the next on a tie-break. The Bulgarian world No 3 , who saved two match points in the second-set tie-break, then clinched the decider to win 4-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.
Edmund's victory was one piece of bright news for British tennis fans following the retirement of Johanna Konta from her quarter-final clash against Elina Svitolina in the women's singles in Brisbane.
There was further bad news following Andy Murray's decision to pull out of the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne later this month, due to a persistent hip problem.
Elsewhere, American Ryan Harrison came through his second-round match against Yannick Hanfmann.
Harrison dropped the first set against the German, but fought back to win 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-2.
He will face Denis Istomin, who earlier saw off American Jared Donaldson 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, in their last-16 clash.
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