Result: Kyle Edmund sees off Dusan Lajovic in Shanghai Masters qualifier

Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
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Kyle Edmund beats Dusan Lajovic 6-4 2-6 6-3 to progress through to the main draw of the Shanghai Masters.

British number two Kyle Edmund has defeated Dusan Lajovic in three sets to earn a place in the main draw for the Shanghai Masters.

The 21-year-old, who was knocked out of the China Open by compatriot Andy Murray earlier this week, came through 6-4 2-6 6-3 in a time of one hour and 44 minutes on Sunday morning.

Edmund held his serve throughout the opening set, just about edging a mammoth seventh game which Lajovic failed to take with his six break points.

It was Lajovic's turn to hold in the second set, however, as he twice broke his opponent in quick succession to level things up overall in the Far East.

There was to be little trouble for Edmund in the decider, with three games on the spin to kick off the third set putting him in a commanding position to see things through for a place in the competition proper.

Kyle Edmund of Great Britain (L) shakes hands with Andy Murray of Great Britain (R) after victory in his Tie Break Tennis singles match on day four of the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
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