- Canadian teenager Shapovalov upset British Simply no 2 Edmund on MondayÂ
- Brit rated 146 places higher than Shapovalov and reached last eight final yearÂ
- The 18-year-old faces Czech 7th seed Tomas Berdych in the particular second round
Press Association Media reporter
Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund also made a unsatisfactory start to his grass-court time of year as the 22-year-old endured the shock defeat to Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov.
Shapovalov was defaulted from his previous Davis Glass meeting with Edmund in Feb after lashing a ball directly into the eye of umpire Arnaud Gabas, but this time won 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-4.
Edmund is ranked 146 places over the 18-year-old Shapovalov but their opponent showed why many have got him down as being a potential superstar of the future. Â Â
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov cantankerous British No 2 Kyle Edmund on Monday
The Briton is ranked 146 places more than Shapovalov and reached the final eight last year
‘He just performed aggressively, ‘ Edmund said.
‘It’s my first match on lawn after coming off the clay-based so you don’t expect in order to play your best tennis very first match and that was definitely the situation today.
‘He’s been actively playing a number of matches on the lawn, which I think probably assisted him. ‘
Earlier, fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bounced back from their first-round loss in the French Open up last month by cruising previous compatriot Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2. Tsonga is due to satisfy Murray in the quarter-finals.
Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov is furthermore safely through after he defeat Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-1. Â
The 18-year-old will encounter Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych in the second round with Queen’s