Brit Kyle Edmund is knocked off the pitch at the Australian Open with a heavy loss to Jannik Sinner

Kyle Edmund is smashed off by 15th seed Jannik Sinner as he wins just six games in straight sets that knock him out of the Australian Open

  • A heavy loss is another blow for the Brit as he returns from a horror knee injury
  • Sinner broke Edmund’s serve seven times on his way to a dominant win
  • The Italian now meets Gregoire Barrere or Tomas Martin Etcheverry

Jannik Sinner is the first big name to advance to the second round of the Australian Open after a commanding win over returning former semi-finalist Kyle Edmund.

The world No. 16 defeated Edmund 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 in under two hours at Melbourne Park on Monday.

With Australian super coach Darren Cahill in his corner, Sinner showed no mercy against Edmund, who is still in his infancy after a knee injury that sidelined the 2018 Open semi-finalist for 22 months.

He broke the Brit seven times, dropping his own serve just once and beating 24 clean winners against Edmund’s 10.

Edmund cut a dejected figure as he left the court following his heavy loss to the 15th seed

Edmund cut a dejected figure as he left the court following his heavy loss to the 15th seed

The British star's serve has been broken seven times as he resumes his comeback after a knee injury that required two surgeries and sidelined him for 22 months

The British star’s serve has been broken seven times as he resumes his comeback after a knee injury that required two surgeries and sidelined him for 22 months

Sinner returned to Melbourne in 2022 after a breakout season at the Grand Slams, reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and week two in Paris.

On the 21-year-old’s path to another round of 16, third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas could find himself in the fourth round.

Next up on Wednesday, Sinner will face either Frenchman Gregoire Barrere or Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

Sinner showed no mercy as he built on an impressive 2022 season that saw him reach quarterfinals at Wimbledon and at the Australian Open and US Open

Sinner showed no mercy as he built on an impressive 2022 season that saw him reach quarterfinals at Wimbledon and at the Australian Open and US Open

Tsitsipas opens his campaign against Frenchman Quentin Halys on Monday night.

Top seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal and 2021 and 2022 runner-up Daniil Medvedev are also in action on Monday night.

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