Photo: Kyle Edmund meets Kevin Pietersen after Australian Open exit

Kyle Edmund meets Kevin Pietersen after his first-round exit at the Australian Open

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Kyle Edmund met Kevin Pietersen on Sunday Photo: Kyle Edmund / Instagram

Kyle Edmund looked to be keeping himself in good spirits despite his first-round exit at the hands of Damir Dzumhur at the Australian Open.

The 21-year-old twice led by a set in hot conditions but struggled with cramp as the world number 81 wrapped up a 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3 6-1 win over the Briton.

However, Edmund did not seem too downbeat as he snapped a picture with cricketer Kevin Pietersen in the wake of his defeat Down Under.

Edmund posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “What a cricketer this guy is! @kp24 #legend”

Fellow Brit Heather Watson also suffered a first-round exit at Melbourne Park as she was beaten 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 7-5 by Hungary’s Timea Babos.

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