Kyle Edmund beats Radu Albot at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund

British number one Kyle Edmund booked his spot in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-sets win against qualifier Radu Albot in Indian Wells.

The 24-year-old, currently ranked 23 in the world, won 84% of his first-serve points to triumph 6-3 6-3 in an hour and 14 minutes.

It put an end to Albot's nine-match winning streak, after the 29-year-old Moldovan claimed the maiden tour title of his career at Delray Beach last month.

Edmund, seeded 22 in the tournament, dominated from the off, breaking in Albot's first service game before sealing the advantage on his first set point.

The second set saw the Briton go 5-2 up before he faltered as he attempted to serve out the match.

He eventually claimed the win a game later on a break of serve, teeing up a meeting with either Stan Wawrinka or Roger Federer for a place in the quarter-finals.

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