DAVIS Cup winner Kyle Edmund moved into the second round of the Qatar Open with a straight-sets victory over Martin Klizan.

The former Pocklington School pupil swept past the Slovakian world number 43 6-2 6-3 to continue a bright start to 2016.

It took little more than an hour for the 20-year-old to pick up his third success on the ATP Tour as seven aces and four breaks of serve brought the Challenger Tour regular a notable victory.

Beverley-based Edmund, who qualified for the main draw of the tournament following a straightforward victory over Andrea Arnaboldi of Italy and a 6-2 6-4 verdict against Romanian opponent Radu Albot, will now face either Feliciano Lopez or Daniel Munoz De La Nava in the last 16.

It is a great start to a year which will see him line up in the Australian Open in Melbourne later this month.