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TENNIS: Kyle into last 8 of Aussie Open

Tickton tennis ace Kyle Edmund recorded the most significant victory of his career yesterday (Saturday January 20) at the  Australian Open in Melbourne, by beating Andreas Seppi in four sets to reach his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.

The British No 2, who grew up in Tickton after moving there with his parents from South Africa at the age of three, recovered from losing the first set on a tiebreak and a break deficit in the second to become the first British man, apart from Andy Murray, to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne since John Lloyd in 1985.

Murray, of course, misses out on these championships because of injury.

Edmund secured a 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-3 victory in two hours and 57 minutes and now faces either Australian home favourite Nick Kyrgios or world number three Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday.