Australian Open: Kyle Edmund happy at progress before tricky Berdych test

• British No1 missed Sydney International with knee strain
• Edmund: ‘My knee is a lot better than it was’

There is no avoiding what might be called post-Murray-era ennui here, but once Kyle Edmund got his tributes out of the way, the Scot’s heir apparent turned his attention to the tricky business of beating a resurgent Tomas Berdych in the first round on Monday.

It will not be easy, on form, fitness and history. The British No 1 is recovering from a knee strain and Berdych arrives fresh from reaching the final in Doha, where he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut – Andy Murray’s opponent, possibly his last. The Czech likes the Qatar tournament, where he beat Edmund in the quarter-finals three years ago.

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