Australian Open 2012: Joshua Ward-Hibbert & Kyle Edmund beaten in quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund
Edmund broke four times in the match but could not press home his advantage

British interest in the Australian Open boys' singles has come to an end with quarter-final defeats for Kyle Edmund and Josh Ward-Hibbert in Melbourne.

Yorkshire's Edmund fought hard but was overcome 7-5 7-5 in an hour and 46 minutes by Australian top seed and Wimbledon boys champion Luke Saville.

Nottingham's Ward-Hibbert, who turned 18 on Wednesday, went out 6-3 6-2 to Canada's Filip Peliwo.

Ward-Hibbert and Liam Broady did advance to boys' doubles final however.

The pair, seeded sixth, were separated from the event's fourth-ranked duo Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios of Australia by a tie-break after they shared a set apiece.

Their 4-6 6-4 (10-6) victory sets up a meeting with the unseeded combination of Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic and Filip Verger of Croatia in Friday's final.

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