Kyle Edmund loses to Milos Raonic in Delray Beach Open quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund
World number 49 Edmund struggled to cope with the Raonic serve as the match went on

Kyle Edmund missed out on his first win over a top-10 player when he lost to world number four Milos Raonic in the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals.

The British number three started well and took the first set but the Canadian top seed hit back to win 4-6 6-3 6-4.

Raonic won five games in a row to seal the second set and go 2-0 up in the decider and help set up the victory.

Raonic will face Argentina's former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro in Saturday's semi-final.

"I was a little bit slow off the block, got a little down on myself after that and wasn't necessarily focusing on the right things," Raonic told the ATP website.external-link

"I was glad to be able to get out of that midway through the second set.

"But Kyle has very good potential. He takes it to you and has a forehand that's very hard to read. He's constantly improving, so things look bright for him."

Seventh seed Del Potro, who won the event in 2011, beat American wildcard Sam Querrey 7-5 7-5.

In the other semi-final, American world number 21 Jack Sock faces compatriot Donald Young, ranked 69.

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