KYLE Edmund's wait for a first ATP Tour final goes on after he lost in the semi-final of the Winston-Salem Open.

The British number two, from Beverley, looked a good bet to reach the last two in North Carolina after taking the first set against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur but he could get not the job done and went down 6-1 5-7 3-6.

Still, it represents a good week for the former Pocklington School pupil, and he will now head to the US Open in New York in good confidence, looking for a repeat of his run to the fourth round last year.

A different story was on the cards after the 22-year-old raced to the opening set, winning six games on the spin to take it 6-1 in 29 minutes.

Dzumhur tightened up his game, though, and after Edmund spurned a game point to take the second set to a tie-break, the Bosnian broke to claim it 7-5.

Edmund wasted two break points at the start of the third set and that proved costly as, after an exchange of breaks, Dzumhur took the final two games with a string of winners to reach a first final of his own.