British Numberone cruised to the third round of This Open with an Easy victory over Belarusian Ilya Ivashka.

Nineteenth seed Edmund, that received a first-round bye, beat his 110th-ranked opponent 6-3 6-2.

The Briton won 81% of first serve points and converted four of five break points throughout the 71-minute match.

Edmund will play Milos Raonic next after the Canadian’s second-round opponent Maximilian Marterer withdrew.

World number one begins his Open campaign later on Friday against ’s Bernard Tomic.


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