British teenager Kyle Edmund fell at the first hurdle in Chennai
Last Updated: 30/12/13 5:52pm
Kyle Edmund: One of Britain's brighter prospects
Vasek Pospisil ended the hopes of British No 5 Kyle Edmund in the first round of the Chennai Open.
The fifth seed came through 6-3 7-5 against the Yorkshire teenager, who battled hard against a player who made a Masters semi-final last season.
The 18-year-old, who received a wild card into the event, is rated the most likely of Britain's latest crop of youngsters to make a success of his career on the ATP tour.
Edmund engineered four break points but was unable to convert any of them, while Pospisil made the most of his two opportunities on the Englishman's delivery.
Pospisil was joined in the second round by Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic who won 7-5 6-2 against India's Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.
Taiwain's Lu Yen-Hsun defeated Tim Smyczek, of the United States, 6-4 6-2 and Dudi Sela, of Israel, won 6-4 6-2 against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.
Eighth seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Italy's Filippo Volandri 6-3 6-3.