Edmund slips out as seeds continue to struggle at Eastbourne

After beating Andy Murray in the previous round, Kyle Edmund saw his hopes of glory at Eastbourne come to an end on Thursday.

Kyle Edmund reacts after losing at Eastbourne.   -  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Hopes of a British winner at Eastbourne came to an end on Thursday as home favourites Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie both lost in the quarterfinals of the Nature Valley International.

Having knocked out the returning Andy Murray in the previous round, second seed Edmund let slip a one-set lead in his enthralling clash with Mikhail Kukushkin.

The world number 90 reached his first semifinal on the ATP Tour since February 2017 thanks to an impressive performance in the decider, winning the first three games on the spin on his way to a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 triumph.

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Kukushkin's reward is a last-four meeting with Mischa Zverev, the German having also caused an upset by beating third seed Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-3 in just 81 minutes.

Wild card Norrie, meanwhile, saw his run in the tournament come to an end at the hands of Lukas Lacko.

Slovakian Lacko - who toppled top seed Diego Schwartzman in his last outing - eased to a 6-3, 6-4 victory and will next face surprise French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato, who defeated John Millman 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

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At the Antalya Open in Turkey, top seed Adrian Mannarino will face fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils after they recorded 7-6 (3), 6-4 wins over Joao Sousa and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez respectively.

Having battled back from a set down to defeat Marius Copil in the last round, Damir Dzumhur needed just over an hour to see off Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-1 and reach the last four.

The second seed will be up against Jiri Vesely, who overcame Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (5), 6-2 to reach the semifinal stage of an ATP event for the first time this season.

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