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British No 1 Kyle Edmund suffers shock exit in Brisbane International as he is beaten by qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama in straight sets Kyle Edmund fell to a shock straight sets defeat at the Brisbane International The British No 1 was comfortably beaten 7-6, 6-4 by qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama Elsewhere, Grigor Dimitrov became the first man to secure a quarter-final spot  The Bulgarian beat John Millman while Briton's Harriet Dart was knocked out 

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 06:02 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 10:38 GMT, 2 January 2019

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British No 1 Kyle Edmund was on the wrong end of an upset in Brisbane as he crashed out to qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama in straight sets.

Edmund, third seed at the hard court tournament, nearly went a break up in the fifth game of the first set but his Japanese opponent saved two break points.

The remainder of the set also followed serve.

British No 1 Kyle Edmund suffered a surprise second round exit at the Brisbane International

British No 1 Kyle Edmund suffered a surprise second round exit at the Brisbane International

Edmund looked set to progress against the world No 185 but was beaten in straight sets

It proved to be a disappointing performance as he gears up for the Australian Open later this month

Edmund looked set to progress against the world No 185 but was

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