Edmund, 23, came into the tournament as the world No 16.
However his performances in Beijing, where he will face off against Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in the final, will see him rise up to 14, his best ranking.

Kyle Edmund of Britain reacts after winning match point in his men's quarter-final match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 5, 2018.

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Edmund's serve was not broken throughout the entire match and he took the opening set with relative ease.
Lajovic, 28, battled hard in the second set and took it to a tie break, however Edmund had too much for him.
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