Murray defeats Edmund in all-British contest

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Andy Murray saw off his second British opponent in a row as he beat Kyle Edmund in the Aegon Championships quarter-finals on Friday.

The Scot bested Aljaz Bedene on Thursday, and then returned the following day to dispatch Edmund 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 at Queen's Club.

Having not played a fellow Brit for 10 years, he suddenly found himself facing two in a row.

Edmund, 21, gave a good account of himself, stunning Murray by taking the second set, although the top seed was quick to acknowledge his opponent's ability after the match.

"I train with Kyle, I know how good he is," Murray told BBC Sport.

"He's a big, strong guy with a very powerful game. When he's on he's very difficult to play in practice, and I felt it today as well. I expected it to be hard.

"Kyle's the future of the game in this country," he added. "It's important that he's given time to develop at his own rate and not too much pressure is put on him."

Edmund can reflect on a solid week which saw him beat eighth seed Gilles Simon and take a set off Murray.

"I am pleased with the way I played and overall it's been a positive week for me," he said.

Murray moves on to face Marin Cilic in the semi-finals, after the Croat beat American Steve Johnson 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4.

The other semi-final will see third seed Milos Raonic of Canada take on Australia's Bernard Tomic.

Raonic comfortably saw off Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-1, 6-4, while Tomic outlasted 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2.

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